Physicists expect conclusion on ‘God particle’ in 2012

    As part of our series Just You Wait, Newsworks Tonight host Dave Heller spoke to WHYY health and science reporter Carolyn Beeler about two developments in science predicted for 2012–one from the infinitesimal world of particle physics and one from the vast cosmos.

    Particle physicists are predicting the Higgs boson, the “God particle,” will be found or shown not to exist by teams working at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva this year.

    And teams working with NASA’s Kepler space telescope say 2012 is the first year that Earth-sized planets in the habitable zone could be confirmed to exist.

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