Let’s say it was very emotional moment (July 10th 2012) Let’s say it was very emotional moment (July 10th 2012)

Peter Ware Higgs the 83 year old English theoretical physicist and emeritus professor best known for his proposal of broken symmetry in electroweak theory, explaining the origin of mass of elementary particles. His so-called Higgs mechanism predicts the existence of a new particle, the Higgs boson (referred to as the God particle). Higgs has been interviewed by Olivier Dessibourg for LE TEMPS following the CERN announced that experiments had seen strong indications for the presence of a new particle, which could be the Higgs boson. In the interview Higgs states “I was deeply moved. Let’s say it was very emotional moment. Especially near the end… I connected with what was happening to me, and I felt emotionally involved, even though I’d carefully stood apart from all of this for a while. At first, I wasn’t sure this particle would be found during my lifetime. But as experiences gradually went on, first at the LEP [a previous accelerator at the CERN], then at the Fermilab in the United States, the expectation became increasingly realistic. …The most interesting thing now is going to be testing the theories that go beyond the “standard model” for describing the Universe, like “supersymmetry.” Because with the discovery of this new boson, this model is essentially complete.”


Inspired by Olivier Dessibourg ow.ly/c4VrH image source Gert-Martin Greuel ow.ly/c4Vkv