The Higgs Boson was discovered by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in July of 2012. The LHC is just outside Geneva and half under France and the other half under Switzerland. It 27 kilometers in diameter, 100 meters underground and cost $9 billion dollars. It is also the largest man made machine of any kind in history.
(Great Courses – The Higgs Boson and Beyond)