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So what’s happening with the Higgs boson this morning?

There’s a big scientific announcement coming this morning… and you’re invited to the Science Gallery to watch it.

Large Hadron Collider
Large Hadron Collider
Image: CERN

SCIENTISTS ARE GEARING up for the announcement of what could be one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the past one hundred years.

CERN is to hold a seminar at 8am Irish time to deliver the latest update on the search for the Higgs boson aka the ‘God Particle’.

Researcher say they have gotten more information from the Large Hadron Collider between April and June of this year than they did for the whole of 2011.

The Higgs boson is a subatomic particle which has been predicted to exist, but has never actually been observed. One Nobel laureate in physics has said that finding the Higgs boson would tie up a loose end of the so-called standard model of physics, which requires a Higgs-like particle to exist.

Here’s a quick guide to what it’s all about.

The Science Gallery in Trinity College in Dublin is inviting anyone who’s interested to head along this morning for the Higgs boson breakfast briefing.

The announcement will be steaming on a large plasma screen in the Science Gallery café and there will be mathematicians and physicists on hand to explain what’s going on.

If you cant make it, you can watch the announcement streaming live from the CERN website here.

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