An informal name for the Higgs boson or particle (see Higgs boson).
More example sentences
- The questions won't change and the physicists will never discover the God particle.
- So important is this mysterious substance that it has been called the "God Particle".
- When I was studying theoretical physics at university the Higgs Boson, or 'God Particle', was a hot topic.
1990s: from The God Particle, the title of a book on the Higgs boson by the American physicist Leon M. Lederman (b.1922).
Definition of God particle in:
- The US English dictionary