Its formal term is the Higgs boson and today the company CERN will present an update on their search for the Higgs Boson to delegates at a Geneva Conference.
Theoretically the particle is the missing link in the standard model of physics and it is thought it is what gives object mass, although so far no Scientists have been able to comprehensively prove this.
This innovative research is being carried out with their atom-smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, situated near Geneva on the French / Swiss border. It fires streams of protons in opposite, but parallel directions in the tunnel. The beams are then bent by strong magnets so that some of the protons collide in four huge labs, which are lined with detectors to record the sub-atomic debris that results.
Previously Scientists were getting positive hints in the data of something present, however they were not conclusive enough to say it was a discovery or not. Today the scientific world will get another update. Have they discovered the ‘God Particle’?