Watch a Livestream of the Higgs Boson Announcement Tonight
Scientists at CERN will announce their most recent results in the search for the Higgs boson early on July 4 — with many speculating that the discovery of the long-sought particle will finally be official.
Join us here for a live feed from Europe of the event starting at 11 p.m PT tonight (2 a.m. ET). The announcement of results is expected to begin at midnight PT, featuring spokesmen from the Large Hadron Collider’s two Higgs-hunting experiments, ATLAS and CMS, followed by a press conference and question-and-answer session.
Rumors have been flying for weeks already on what the LHC has found, with most pointing to a discovery of the Higgs boson with a mass of 125 gigaelectronvolts (GeV).
Peter Higgs and several other physicists theorized about the Higgs boson in the 1960s, though it is only in recent decades that machines powerful enough to search for it have been built. If the particle is discovered, it will be the final piece of the Standard Model of physics, which describes the interactions of all particles and forces.