I don't like it all that much that they call it "the god particle", but they are referring to the "Higgs boson" which is just the particle that the whole project was aimed to find. 

This is awesome!

This is the news story:

'God particle' may be discovered soon

RONAN McGREEVY

THE LARGE Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) in Switzerland is working so well that it may discover a mysterious particle years ahead of schedule, one of its lead scientists has said.

Belfast-born Dr Steve Myers, director of accelerators and technology at Cern, gave a lecture last night in Trinity College Dublin hosted by Astronomy Ireland in which he said the performance of the collider had exceeded all expectations.

The collider is the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator and has been running since September 2008. Particles are accelerated to near the speed of light and scientists monitor their collisions to see what emerges.

Cern’s ultimate goal is to prove or disprove the existence of the Higgs boson. Particle physicists have theorised that the Higgs boson is the missing link which explains the standard model of how matter is composed.

It has been called the “God particle” or the “stuff that makes stuff stuff” as, without it, there is a mystery as to how objects get their mass.

Dr Myers said 2010 was an “exceptional year” and the collider’s performance since the start of this year has also been outstanding. As a result, the collider will not shut down as planned at the end of this year but will go on until the end of 2012 instead.

The shutdown was planned to allow for it to be revved up to full power in 2014. However, Dr Myers said they had been receiving so much data that they may be able to discover the Higgs boson within two years, rather than five.

“The performance of the detectors and of the machine means that even at a lower energy we could discover the Higgs or disprove its existence,” he said.

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Comment by Ethan Levy on April 13, 2011 at 11:06pm
having read both articles i have butterflies we've been waiting so long
Comment by Walter Maki on April 13, 2011 at 11:43pm
Sciences Rocks! I am anxious to hear what and when they find out.
Comment by Heather Spoonheim on April 14, 2011 at 2:31am
This is terrible! If they continue with this schedule they may create a higgs boson within our spacetime on Dec 21, 2012 during the window in which planet X (Nibiru) will be aligned with the galactic eclipitic, allowing the Anunaki to slip through a regain their control over mankind as the Nephalim! The Sumerians knew it all along. Some more random citations of crustal shift, magnetic reversal, global tsunamis, mayan calendar, nostradamus and all other prophetic bs for the end of the world in 2012!
Comment by Gaetano on April 14, 2011 at 2:39am
Heather - I'm not sure if you're being serious?
Comment by Heather Spoonheim on April 14, 2011 at 2:46am
@Gaetano LOL! Did I do a good job of representing the whack-job mystic's perspective then?
Comment by Gaetano on April 14, 2011 at 6:01am
You did a superb job... ^_^
Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on April 14, 2011 at 6:06am
I have an old hippy friend - even has the jesus beard - who like to give praise to his invisible friend. He calls him Higgsy B, the Master molecule. He was most likely at that lecture. So there is an interesting night in the pub coming up soon.
Comment by Sarah Emmaly Burgett on April 14, 2011 at 5:23pm
ooOOOoohh... this is exciting!!
Comment by William C. Walker on April 14, 2011 at 9:26pm
Like WOW !
Comment by Morgan Matthew on April 14, 2011 at 10:47pm
Double or Triple Rainbow?

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