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Will You Help Find the 'God Particle'?


Last month we reported researchers using the large hadron accelerator at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, to find the the Higgs boson particle, commonly referred to as the God particle, would know whether it exists by the end of 2012.

Now, CERN is asking you to help them reach their goal of finding this particle. Gizmodo has the details:

CERN is tapping into the BOINC distributed computing project (which crowdsources computing power to create supercomputer for processing vast amounts of data) to release LHC@Home 2.0.

Simply put, BOINIC is a program that lets users donate idle computer time to science projects. Other projects have included Rosetta@home and The first project to run on the LHC@Home 2.0 is in it's test phase. Scientists will compare LHC@Home results to experimental data reported from the world's largest atom smasher.

In April, we reported scientists thought they had finally found the Higgs boson particle, but were not able to replicate the results for confirmation.

Are you going to download the program and see if you can help scientists find the "God Particle"?

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