Definitely, maybe: Evidence grows for positive ID of Higgs boson
Physicists say they are now almost certain that the curious "Higgs-like particle" revealed last year at CERN is a Higgs boson.
Theoretical physicists probe the Majorana mystery
(Phys.org) -- With headlines proclaiming the discovery of the Higgs boson particle physics has captured the imagination of the world, particularly among those who dwell on the nature of the cosmos. But this ...
Concerning CERN: Cliff Burgess on the discovery of the Higgs boson
(Phys.org) -- If youre a little confused by the news that scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, better known as CERN, may have found the Higgs boson, youre probably not alone. ...
Top scientific breakthrough opens door to understanding universe
Physicists at Virginia Tech, as part of a collaboration with U.S. and Chinese researchers, took part in one of 2012's top scientific breakthroughs according to Science magazine. It's a breakthrough that could have a sign ...
Higgs Boson makes it a champagne year for physics
2012 will go down in history as a landmark year, when physicists discovered a fundamental particle that may answer one of the greatest riddles of all.
Physicist clarifies Higgs boson in human terms
Why did the journal Science name the Higgs boson – an elementary particle – last year's most important discovery? And why did it need something as enormous as the Large Hadron Collider, about 27 kilometers in diameter, to fin ...
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 ...
Particle physics -- why does it matter?
Scientists reported yesterday the discovery of a particle that is very likely the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that gives other particles massand makes life possible. Theorized in the 1960s and ...
Shy physicist whose name will live on in Higgs boson
Forty-eight years ago, British scientist Peter Higgs had a eureka moment when he realised there could be a particle that confers mass, one of the greatest puzzles in physics.
Tears not ties as 'Higgs-like' particle found
Raucous applause more usually seen at a football match and tearful exchanges are not things you would associate with a meeting of the science community.
Signature of long-sought particle that could revolutionize quantum computing
A Purdue University physicist has observed evidence of long-sought Majorana fermions, special particles that could unleash the potential of fault-tolerant quantum computing.
'God particle' discovery poses Nobel dilemma
On July 4, scientists announced they had discovered a new particle that may be the fabled Higgs boson, an exploit that would rank as the greatest achievement in physics in more than half a century.
Riddle of 'God particle' could be solved by 2012: CERN (Update)
Physicists said on Tuesday they believed that by the end of 2012 they could determine whether a theorised particle called the Higgs boson, which has unleashed a gruelling decades-long hunt, exists or not.