Higgs boson

10/31/2013 - 13:36

Scientists testing the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment have reported promising scientific and technological results today. They have set up the experiment to identify the nature of dark matter, an invisible substance that physicists believe is all around us, making up most of the matter in the universe, but that barely has any effect on our every-day lives.


10/08/2013 - 06:39

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs for the theory of how particles acqire mass. In 2012, their ideas were confirmed by the discovery of the Higgs particle, also called Higgs boson or the God particle, at the CERN laboratory outside Geneva in Switzerland. In 1964, they had proposed the theory independently of each other (Englert together with his now deceased colleague Robert Brout). The Higgs particle is a particle with mass very close to zero. 

07/05/2012 - 08:38

At a seminar held at CERN today as a curtain raiser to the year’s major particle physics conference, ICHEP2012 in Melbourne, the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented their latest preliminary results in the search for the long sought Higgs particle. Both experiments observe a new particle in the mass region around 125-126 GeV.

03/29/2012 - 16:03

Some people like company. Others prefer to be alone. The same holds true for the particles that constitute the matter around us: Some, called bosons, like to act in unison with others. Others, called fermions, have a mind of their own.

12/13/2011 - 09:46

In a seminar held at CERN today, the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented the status of their searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson. 

08/22/2011 - 13:31

Two experimental collaborations at the Large Hadron Collider, located at CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, announced today that they have significantly narrowed the mass region in which the Higgs boson could be hiding.