Absolutely brilliant news. As far as I can gather the data does not point directly to the theorised Higgs Boson but shares many, many characteristics. The findings are not absolutely definitive and other results will have to be analysed to be certain the finding remains at Sigma 5 but it looks promising.
I’ve kept an eye on CERN since I first heard about it when I was 16/17 and I’ve always found it fascinating. Microscopic physics is just so counter-intuitive but I love it!
Even if this is not the Higgs, finding something new is certainly interesting and especially after it has only been operational a couple of years (with a huge breakdown thrown in) it is a huge testament to the men and women who have plugged away underground to fill the gaps in the Standard Model.