Robert Maxwell wrote:
The Higgs boson was only inferred by the mathematics, rather than observed in reality, and its existence was not proven--until it was.
I hope you're aware that it has still not yet been confirmed that the "previously unknown boson" discovered at CERN in 2012 really was
the Higgs boson or not. That determination won't be made until mid-2013.
As far as I am concerned, until it's official, its not official.