DiverLaura:

if you have even a passing interest and/or wonder what all the fuss is about, give this bloggy a gander :)

Originally posted on Of Particular Significance:

[July 6 UPDATE: very busy with work here, but I have finished a short article briefly describing the data, and why it is convincing that a new particle has been found.]

July 5: A wild day at the CERN laboratory yesterday, continuing into today and surely the rest of the week.  [If you're a lay-person wondering what all the fuss is about, you might want to read my article "Why The Higgs Particle Matters", or watch my year-old video clips that explain how one searches for the Higgs particle, or read the Higgs FAQ.]  [Very well-written and almost entirely accurate articles at both the New York Times and the BBC.]

The contrast from last December is profound.  After last December’s presentation on the search for the Higgs particle at the Large Hadron Collider [LHC], whose results I called “inconclusive” and other bloggers called…

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