According to a new National Geographic story (as quoted in slashdot, hat top to Scott M.) “CERN’s scientists, the fine people who brought us the W and Z particles, anti-hydrogen atoms and hyperlinked porn web pages, are now hard at work building the Large Hadron Collider to discover something even cooler: the Force. Yes, that Force. Or like physicists call it, the Higgs boson, a particle that carries a field which interacts with every living or inert matter.”
This is the funniest description of the search for Higgs I have so far heard.
“May the Higgs boson be with you.” Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it!