Physicists on alert for Higgs announcement

New data on hunt for elusive particle to be presented at Australia conference

By Nadia Drake, 16:44 PM June 21, 2012

Unless you’re the Higgs boson, don’t expect much attention in July when the International Conference on High Energy Physics convenes in Melbourne, Australia.

Rumors of an impending Very Important Higgs Announcement at the physics meeting have already begun invading the Internet, ignited by blogs saturated with speculation and incomplete information about a possible Higgs discovery.

The two teams searching for the elusive particle at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, are kee...

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