A look at the Large Hadron Collider where researchers are hunting for the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that is central to physics’ Standard Model.
This graphic shows a representation of traces of a proton-proton collision measured in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experience in the search for the Higgs boson. After a quest spanning nearly half a century, physicists said on July 4 they had found a new sub-atomic particle consistent with the Higgs boson which is believed to confer mass. Rousing cheers and a standing ovation broke out at the CERN after scientists presented data in their long search for the mysterious particle. AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo