LHC Test4Theory News
Breaking news from CERN (with online webcast)
CERN and the scientific World are abuzz with speculations about what exactly will be announced in a scientific seminar to take place at CERN, this Wednesday, July 4th, at 9am (CET). A public web cast will be available: http://cern.ch/webcast. The speculations concern whether hints of the elusive Higgs particle - key to the origin of mass - have been reconfirmed with this year's data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). If so, Wednesday's announcement could kickstart a whole new era of investigations with the LHC. Not only would it mark the beginning of detailed measurements of the physical properties of the Higgs field, such as its interaction with matter and force, it would also give a huge impetus to searches for so-called "New Physics" - the Higgs field being extremely sensitive to quantum effects, there are indications that something more, beyond the spectrum of known particles, is needed to explain its apparent stability. But first, tune in to CERN on Wednesday, if you want to be among the first to find out whether the Higgs is really fact, or still fiction.