New evidence shows particle found in 2012 is the Higgs boson

June 24, 2014 3:29 PM

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New evidence shows particle found in 2012 is the Higgs boson

In a breakthrough, researchers at CERN have found the first evidence for the direct decay of the Higgs boson into fermions — a strong indication that the particle discovered in 2012 is the Higgs boson.

The findings confirm that the bosons decay to fermions — a group of particles that includes all leptons and quarks — as predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics.

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