This image provide by the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland, shows a real proton-proton collision in the Large Hadron Collider. The image shows four high energy electrons (the green lines and red towers) as they were observed in a 2011 collision. The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson. To cheers and standing ovations, scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle last week, calling it "consistent" with the long-sought Higgs boson -- popularly known as the "God particle" that helps explain what gives all matter in the universe size and shape.
Former CERN director general Christopher Llewelyn-Smith (standing left), Lyn Evans, scientific director; Herwig Schopper, Luciano Maiani, and Robert Aymard, wave as the audience applauds during a scientific seminar to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson near Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday.
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