The “God Particle” and Italian Scientist Fabiola Giannotti

Yes, the Vatican State is an enclave of the Italian peninsula. However, in early July Italy became the center of “God” in another way.

We are talking about the discovering of the subatomic particle called the Higgs boson a.k.a. “God particle”, possibly the most important discovery ever — not just in physics. Higgs boson is key to understanding why matter has mass, which combines with gravity to give all objects weight — i.e., for instance, how can bodies like ours actually exist.

The head of the 3,000-strong team that worked on the project at the $10 billion Large Hadron Collider at European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva is actually Italian, Fabiola Giannotti.