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. ...
Nobel physics laureate Higgs 'overwhelmed' (Update)
British scientist Peter Higgs said he was "overwhelmed" after he and Belgium's Francois Englert were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work on the Higgs Boson particle. ...
Crowd-sourced computing platform reaches one trillion events
The crowd-sourced physics simulator Test4Theory has simulated its one trillionth (1012) particle collision since its launch just two years ago. ...
First hardware from South Africa delivered to ATLAS detector at CERN
Physicists from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have reached an important milestone and have made the first South African contribution of a "piece of hardware" to the ATLAS Experiment ...
Following Higgs discovery, physicists offer vision to unravel mysteries of universe
After nine days of intensive discussions, nearly 700 particle physicists from about 100 universities and laboratories concluded nine months of work with a unified framework for unmasking the hidden secrets ...
After Higgs breakthrough, CERN readies for next cosmic quest
A year ago, the world's largest particle collider made one of the greatest discoveries in the history of science, identifying what is believed to be the Higgs Boson—the long-sought maker of mass.
What's next for particle physicists, post-Higgs?
In March of last year, scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, identified the Higgs boson, the last elusive particle in the Standard Model ...
The Higgs boson: One year on
A year ago today, physicists from the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN proudly announced the discovery of a new boson looking very much like the Higgs boson.
Lepton-photon conference wraps up in San Francisco
Last Saturday, about 230 high-energy physicists of various stripes wrapped up a week of talks on all aspects of the field at the XXVI International Symposium on Lepton Photon Interactions at High Energies ...
Linear collider gains key insights from Cornell physicists
The International Linear Collider (ILC), a global effort to build a particle accelerator that may unlock some of the universe's deepest mysteries, has received pivotal insights from Cornell physicists: They ...