Queen's University

Physicists prove existence of God particle: Queen's University professor

2012-08-20

Queen’s University physics professor Philippe Di Stefano is available to comment on Wednesday’s expected announcement that physicists have all but proven that the Higgs boson (God particle) exists. This announcement could restructure the understanding of why matter has mass, which combines with gravity to give an object weight.

“The so-far elusive Higgs boson is the cornerstone of modern particle physics theory.  Finding it would cement the standard model of particle physics into place and represent a great accomplishment for the many physicists involved,” says Dr. Di Stefano.

Dr. Di Stefano works in astroparticle physics experiments including SNOLAB, a deep-earth laboratory located two miles underground near Sudbury.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca or Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

Follow Queen’s News and Media Services on Twitter: http://twitter.com/QueensuMedia.

Copyright © Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000
Last updated at 12:31 pm EDT, Tue September 2, 2014
iTunes is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.