News tagged with higgs boson

New vigour in quest for Higgs boson

Heartened by a glimpse of what may be the Higgs boson, scientists at the CERN physics lab are smashing particles with new vigour in a quest to understand why matter has mass and other riddles of the natural ...

Aug 01, 2012 3.6 / 5 (7) 11

Celebrity at stand-up reception

Higgs or not Higgs? That is the question, of course. Physicists nevertheless already consider finding the new particle - whatever it may be – to be one of the most important discoveries of recent decades. ...

Jul 10, 2012 4.7 / 5 (3) 5

The decades-long search for the Higgs

(Phys.org) -- It was a little over two years ago that the Large Hadron Collider kicked off its search for the Higgs boson. But the hunt for the Higgs really began decades ago with the realization of a puzzle ...

Jul 05, 2012 4.9 / 5 (15) 2 | with audio podcast

A closer look at the Higgs boson

Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher near Geneva have announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle that looks remarkably like the long-sought Higgs boson. Sometimes called the "God p ...

Jul 04, 2012 5 / 5 (16) 1