John Conway says, "I’ve been looking for the Higgs boson for almost 20 years" which sounds like a long time if you are a young scientist but I have a watch missing for 35, so it isn't that impressive.
What is impressive his description of what happened when he thinks he found Higgs at CERN.
I thought the only "Quark" I would ever see was that TV show in the 1980s but sometimes scientific progress creeps and sometimes it leaps. We may be in for a leap.
Anyway, I can't do the article any justice here. Go there and read it for yourself and by the time you come back I will have something to complain about.