God particle 'will be found'

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PROOF of the existence of a force which makes all life possible should soon be possible, according to the scientist who first suggested the idea 40 years ago.

Professor Peter Higgs, 78, who has spent most of his career at Edinburgh University, first argued the existence of the Higgs Field – which gave mass to particles immediately after the big bang – in the early 1960s.

And now he is confident a particle named the "Higgs Bosun", also known as the "God Particle", will be found when a vast particle collider at the Cern research centre on the Franco-Swiss border begins tests next year.