Scientists have moved closer to finding the elusive Higgs Boson sub-atomic particle — dubbed the ‘God particle’ — but now anyone a computer and an Internet connection can help.

The Large Hadron Collider team will be tapping into the collective computing power of the public to help it process the massive calculations necessary to simulate the particle physics experiments.

“Volunteers can now actively help physicists in the search for new fundamental particles that will provide insights into the origin of our Universe, by contributing spare computing power from their personal computers and laptops,” read a statement from Cern, the European Organization for Nuclear Research which runs the LHC.

Dubbed LHC@Home, the program uses a similar concept as SETI@Home which also relied on public computing to help aid its search for extraterrestrial life, and complex protein folding problems of the past.

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