Tim Bornholdt

Physicists Find Elusive Particle Seen as Key to Universe

Like Omar Sharif materializing out of the shimmering desert as a man on a camel in “Lawrence of Arabia,” the elusive boson has been coming slowly into view since last winter, as the first signals of its existence grew until they practically jumped off the chart.

This is major, major news. If you don't know what the Higgs boson is, this article gives a great summary of what it is and the history of its discovery.