The LHC Discovers its First Particle

The Higgs Boson – The LHC Discovers its First Particle

The largest particle accelerator in the world has taken its first official piece since it began operation in late 2009. A group of researchers in this experiment has just announced the discovery of Chi-b (3P), the first new subatomic particle discovered in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The finding, published in arxiv.org, is the appetizer to the great discovery pursued by this machine: The Higgs boson, which would explain the origin of the mass of other particles that make up the atom.

The LHC Discovers its First Particle

One of the components of the ATLAS detector .- Peter Ginter

The Chi-b (3P) is a particle whose word “leaves frozen” theoretical physicists even specialists in interpreting the results of the LHC. In this experiment, protons are colliding at nearly the speed of light in a vacuum tube of 27 kilometers. 

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