Who discovered the god particle?
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Gottesteilchen (German) 
Noun, n[To edit]
- God's part, no plural
- IPA: [ˈɡɔtəsˌtaɪ̯lçən]
- Audio samples: God particles (Info)
-  Popular name for the Higgs boson, an elementary particle that was predicted in the Standard Model of particle physics and was first detected in 2012 at CERN
- Determinative compound from nouns God and Particle as well as the joint element -it
- The term was coined by the physicist Leon Max Lederman, who originally referred to it in a book goddamn particle - called goddamn particle. He wanted to describe the particle and "its villainous nature and the effort it causes". The publisher then shortened the term to god particle - God particles. As a second reason for the naming, Lederman draws a metaphorical comparison to the story of the Babylonian confusion of languages told in the Bible (Genesis 11: 1-9). According to this, the matter in the universe experienced a similar fate as the people who lost their common language in this story.
-  Higgs boson
-  People at CERN believe that God particles to have found.
-  “If the findings prove to be correct and researchers actually do the so-called God particles discovered, then this is a groundbreaking find - says the scientist and ARD presenter Ranga Yogeshwar. But he would prefer not to use the term "God Particle". "
References and further information:
-  Wikipedia article "God Particle"
- ↑Leon Lederman, Dick Teresi: The God Particle - If the Universe is the Answer, what is the Question?, Mariner Books, 2006, ISBN 9780618711680: Page 22f (Google Books)
- ↑Interview with Ranga Yogeshwar on the possible discovery of the long predicted Higgs boson or God particle on July 5th, 2012 on tagesschau.de
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