News
Change Region...

Discovery Press Web United States

Science Channel

Choose Network...

Morgan Freeman Explores "The God Particle" in a Special Higgs Boson Episode of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE on Science Channel

March 6, 2013

Contact - Erin Calhoun
212.548.5183
Contact - Chris Finnegan
VP, Communications
240.662.7589

***MEDIA ALERT***

Digital Clips and Images Available in Link Below

MORGAN FREEMAN EXPLORES "THE GOD PARTICLE" IN A SPECIAL HIGGS BOSON EPISODE OF THROUGH THE WORMHOLE ON SCIENCE CHANNEL

--World Premiere Special Episode Features Key Higgs Boson Researchers from Today's Groundbreaking Announcement by CERN--

-- Science Channel Unlocks the Secrets of The Higgs Boson, aka "The God Particle," in an All-New Episode Premiering on Wednesday, March 20 at 9PM ET/PT--

--Experts Offered for Interviews and Screeners Available Per Request--


Earlier today (Wednesday, March 26, 2013) in Italy, CERN physicists presented the first major update to data on the Higgs Boson since initial evidence of "The God Particle" was originally reported on July 4, 2012. The Higgs Boson is a theoretical elementary particle believed to supply mass to other particles.

Today's data update again underscores the unpredictable nature of the particle, finding an inconsistency with the Boson's decomposition into photons. Evidence of the Higgs Boson is not yet completely conclusive, but scientific opinion continues to strongly favor the existence of the God Particle as predicted by Peter Higgs and others in the widely-accepted Standard Model originally issued in 1964.

This latest analysis is the result of analyzing more than two years of collision data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - the world's largest particle accelerator located near Geneva, Switzerland.

Research of the Higgs Boson has led some scientists to speculate that our universe exists in a tenuous balance - and that matter will eventually disappear.

The upcoming Higgs Boson episode of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE - IS THERE A GOD PARTICLE? features thought-leading Higgs researchers; Joe Incandela and Lyn Evans. On March 20 in Geneva, Morgan Freeman will present Incandela, Evans, and five colleagues the Fundamental Physics Prize for their work researching the Higgs Boson.

THROUGH THE WORMHOLE: IS THERE A GOD PARTICLE. premieres on March 20 at 9PM ET/PT with an encore presentation on March 27 9PM ET/PT on Science Channel.

*Click here for clips and images from: THROUGH THE WORMHOLE - IS THERE A GOD PARTICLE?

ScienceChannel.com / @ScienceChannel / facebook.

For questions or more information please contact: Erin Calhoun: erin_calhoun@discovery.com