• Large Hadron Collider has discovered a new sub atomic particle called Chi_b (3P), which can provide vital clues about elusive ‘God particle’ or Higgs boson. 

  • Higgs is a theoretical particle which is thought to ‘explain’ why the universe has mass.

  • The Atlas detector, one of the LHC’s two huge particle detectors - captured the particle that physicists had suspected to exist for years, but had never seen ‘in the wild.’

  • Chi_b (3P) is LHC’s first confirmed sighting of an all new particle and was detected among data from the trillions of collisions at the LHC. 

  • This new particle is a crucial milestone for the collider and a vital step towards its mission to fill in the gaps in our understanding of physics.