On Tuesday morning the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to to Physicists who in 1964 for theorizing the existence of the "God Particle" also known as the Higgs Boson. In July of 2012 the Higgs Boson was finally found and identified. It was the discovery of the century according to the science field. And I have a connection to this award. My youngest son is attending Purdue University Calumet in Hammond Indiana and is a senior majoring in Physics. He plans to continue his education to get his Phd when he gets his degree this coming May.
He works for Fermilab located in Batavia Illinois and CERN located on the border of France and Switzerland. He is sent work over the internet, completes the work and sends it back. It's all very exciting. The project he works on is called the Compact Muon Solenoid Project or CMS. This project has been ongoing for decades and was the project that finally found the Higgs Boson. Thousands of Physicists, Grad Students and Under Grad students have been working to find the Higgs Boson for decades.
There was a huge press conference at Purdue University Calumet where my sons professor and my son talked to the press about their role in the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Tuesday was a historic day for all involved in the CMS Project. And this mom could not be more excited or proud.