Here’s a bit of light (and exciting!) news for this Independence Day holiday – CERN has today revealed at an international press conference that, at long last, preliminary results suggest that the elusive theoretical particle called the Higgs boson (also known as the “God Particle” to some) has been observed by CERN scientists. The Higgs boson, according to theory, is what gives much matter it’s mass.
All that is fine and dandy, of course, but what’s most interesting about this announcement is CERN’s choice of font used on the slide revealing this breakthrough – none other than our good friend Comic Sans. Nothing like announcing one of the largest discoveries physics has ever seen in Comic Sans, eh?
If you want to read more about the discovery, check out ArsTechnica’s great overview of today’s announcements – it’s worth both the read and the headache you’ll get from the read.