'Scientists at the Tevatron particle collider in the US have found the strongest evidence yet for the existence of the Higgs boson. Their results lend credence to the tentative glimpses of the subatomic particle reported at the end of last year by scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern in Geneva - suggesting that the particle is indeed real.
'Tevatron scientists, based at Fermilab in Chicago, announced their results on Wednesday at the annual Rencontres de Moriond conference in La Thuile, Italy. They found evidence for a new fundamental particle that has a mass of around 120 GeV, which fits with the predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics for the Higgs boson and is similar to experimental evidence announced by LHC scientists in December.
'The Tevatron's results are the swansong for the particle accelerator, which finished colliding particles in September last year. Until the LHC was switched on in 2008, the Tevatron was the most powerful collider in the world and, in its final years of operation, raced to catch a glimpse of the Higgs boson.' (Guardian article).