A bound on the natural width of the Higgs boson
CMS has improved the constraints on the Higgs width, a fundamental property of this unique new particle, by more than two orders of magnitude.
Titan Project explores the smallest building blocks of matter
(Phys.org) —Our world is made up of particles so tiny they may actually be points in space. These are quarks, relative newcomers to the physics conversation that were not even postulated until the mid-1960s. ...
First-time observation of photon polarization emitted in the weak decay of a bottom quark
As members of the LHCb collaboration, scientists at EPFL have analyzed data collected at CERN's Large Hadron Collider that offer a first-time observation of the polarization of the photon emitted in the weak ...
Explaining the Higgs
Lisa Randall, the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science in Harvard's Department of Physics, is an expert on particle physics and in 2007 was named one of Time magazine's most influential people. Her e-book, ...
Measuring electrons: Precise computations of their shape support Standard Model of physics
Though it was hailed as a triumph for the "Standard Model" of physics, the reigning explanation of fundamental forces and particles, physicists were quick to emphasize that last year's discovery of the Higgs bo ...
Rare neutrino scattering events shine light on the nature of matter
Neutrinos are a great tool to learn more about the subatomic structure of matter and the nature of our universe. Results from the MiniBooNE experiment at DOE'sFermi National Accelerator Laboratory now help sc ...
ATLAS sees Higgs boson decay to fermions
The ATLAS experiment at CERN has released preliminary results that show evidence that the Higgs boson decays to two tau particles. Taus belong to a group of subatomic particles called the fermions, which ...
Beyond the Higgs boson: Five reasons physics is still interesting
Would physics be "far more interesting" if the Higgs boson had not been found? Stephen Hawking thinks so. He made this bold claim, possibly with his tongue slightly in his cheek, at the opening of a new ex ...
Could 'Higgsogenesis' explain dark matter?
Mass appeal: Boson goes hip
The Higgs boson has not only pushed back the frontiers of science—it has also broken new ground in hipness, spawning songs, merchandising and jokes.
Higgs search: A half-century odyssey
Over half a century, the Higgs boson has evolved from a theory rejected as daft to a cornerstone of our understanding of the Universe.
'God Particle' Nobel ticks boson box for CERN
The reflected glory of a Nobel prize for the minds behind the "God particle" sent champagne corks popping at Europe's top physics lab CERN Tuesday, vindicating its landmark discovery a year ago.
From ancient Greece to Nobel prize: a Higgs timeline
A timeline of particle physics up to Tuesday's Nobel nod for the theorists behind the Higgs boson.
CERN's scientists bask in joy of 'God Particle' Nobel
Scientists at the lab which discovered the "God particle" popped champagne Tuesday, ecstatic over the Nobel Physics Prize award for its theoreticians Peter Higgs and Francois Englert. ...