This keeps me up at night trying to get my head around it – it’s that fascinating to me!
We – not me – have been looking for an itty-bitty little particle called a ‘Higgs Boson’ for some time now. It was predicted mathematically, but never ever seen, because we couldn’t see something that small. Higgs Bosons are massless. True. Just big honking balls of energy…
Here comes the fancy equipment; computers and 23 mile Colliders. The advance in computing capacity allowed the results from the Colliders to be analyzed in a reasonable time (under a year).
Now, this article – predicting a result in a decade! Yes, now you can yell wildly!