I love science. The fact that I’m a Christian does not diminish this interest.
Recently there have been experiments with a giant particle collider located near Geneva, Switzerland. This circular tube of steel, concrete and magnets is used to speed super-cooled particles up to the speed of light and have them crash into each other. At 17 miles in circumference, it is a massive project involving the support of over 8000 physicists and hundreds of universities and laboratories (Wikipedia).
One of the hopes in doing this is to observe the Higgs Boson. This is a particle which has no additional ways of being broken down. It is the theorized smallest of all particles. We used to think the molecule was the smallest part. Then we discovered the atom. Then we discovered protons and electrons. Now scientists have discovered and theorized even smaller atomic particles. The Higgs Boson is one of them.
The Higgs Boson’s nickname is the “God Particle” (more…)