Ummm, I may have mis-spoken.
"In his 1993 book, "The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What is the Question?" Nobel laureate Leon Lederman, head of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill., half-jokingly coined the term "God particle" because the Higgs boson is so crucial to the existence of the universe. The phrase took hold among the public, but has never been very popular with physicists."
And apparently the particle was discovered in conditions that approximate those occurring shortly after the big bang.
I think I fudged things a tad.