God's particle
Proton-proton collision in the CMS experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes (Image: CERN) CERN

Some crucial details of the Higgs Boson, aka God Particle, have been accidentally leaked by the Cern Physics lab in Geneva ahead of schedule.

The long-awaited press conference is about to take place on Wednesday 09:00 am (local time) and the video was uploaded on Cern's website hours before.

Details of the Higgs Boson were kept strictly kept under wraps and Cern scientists have been tight-lipped about the latest finding, although there are several rumours doing the rounds.

The leaked video was removed within hours and a technical glitch seems to have been the cause of the leak.

In the leaked video, Cern spokesperson Joe Incandela speaks about some of the crucial details about the experiment.

"We have observed a new particle. We have quite strong evidence that there's something there. Its properties are still going to take us a little bit of time. We can see that it decays into two photons, for example, which tells us it's a boson, it's a particle with integer spin, and we know its mass is roughly 100 times the mass of the proton. And this is very significant," says Incadela.

According to the spokesperson, this is probably the most massive such particle in existence which may be one of the biggest observations in the field of science in nearly three or four decades.

Incadela's words just fall short of the exact claim for the existence of the God Particle.

The lab seems to have recorded several videos in advance and the leaked video went live due to a technical fault.

The scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are expected to announce the latest findings of the much-awaited Higgs Boson at the Cern centre.

Since scientist Peter Higgs proposed the existence of such a particle in 1964, this can possibly be one of the major discoveries which science is expecting in recent times.

The existence of such a particle will prove there is an energy field which fills the vacuum of space which in turn holds everything in the universe. In other words, the energy field gives mass to the particles.

Explaining about Higgs Boson, Tara Shears, a particle physicist at Liverpool University said: "The Higgs boson gives other particles mass, which sounds simple. But if particles didn't have mass, you wouldn't have stars, you wouldn't have galaxies, you wouldn't even have atoms. The Universe would be entirely different," according to a BBC report.

Higgs particle, if found, would be the cause of holding everything from atoms to planets together by giving them mass. If there is no mass in an object, the atoms of the object would constantly be flying around at the speed of light; hence there will never be a universe with matter.