As you’ve probably heard, they found the Higgs Boson. They call it the “God Particle” for good reason: it lends everything around us mass. It’s probably the biggest physics news since Relativity and Quantum Mechanics… and is about as well understood.
That’s what the link above is for.
But I don’t want to talk about that. I’m more amazed that this actually happened. Since I was about twelve years old and became familiar with the term “Higgs Boson”, almost everything else I heard was a joke about how they’ll never find it. To me, it was just like our — hopeful — first contact with aliens: A great occasion, that would happen far, far in the future.
And so, I’m amazed that Discovery — big, capital-letter discovery — happened not only inmylifetime, but almostquietly.
I am amazed that a Discovery like this just… happens.
I might not live long enough to see another Discovery again. But this is amazing, and it truly is an exciting time to be a learner.
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