Brown U. to celebrate discovery of God Particle
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is commemorating the role its faculty played in the apparent discovery of the so-called ‘‘God Particle.’’
Several university scientists involved in the discovery of the new subatomic particle plan to speak Tuesday night at an event the university calls a celebration of the work.
Researchers at the world’s biggest atom smasher near Geneva announced the particle’s discovery in July. It’s believed to be the enigmatic Higgs boson particle, something physicists say is fundamental to the creation of the universe.
Brown President Christina Paxson plans to speak at the event, to be held at the university’s Salomon Center. She says the discovery marks a new era of research focused on understanding the fundamental makeup of the universe.