IU, Purdue physicists had a hand in discovery of ‘God particle’

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The scientists who are credited with finding the so-called God particle have won the Nobel Prize for Physics. They couldn’t have done it, though, without the work of some Indiana scientists.

Professor Francois Englert and Professor Peter Higgs proposed that the particle, also known as the Higgs Boson, gives all matter its mass. It was confirmed last year.

A team of physicists from Purdue are responsible for the camera that was used to document the atomic discovery.

IU physicists also designed and built a key component of the atlas detector that helped discover that particle.