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Higgs boson 10th anniversary

A decade ago, scientists on the CMS and ATLAS experiments announced the discovery of the Higgs boson.

06/30/22

Four things physicists still wonder about the Higgs boson

Scientists have learned a lot about the Higgs boson in the decade since they discovered it. But intriguing questions remain.

06/28/22

Are you a Higgs expert? Take this quiz to find out!

July 4 marks the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson.

06/23/22

Particle Fever: Where are they now?

The 2013 documentary Particle Fever follows physicists from the start-up of the LHC through the discovery of the Higgs boson. Where are those physicists now?

06/21/22

Reverberations of the Higgs

The discovery of the Higgs boson inspired young people around the world to pursue a career in science and technology.

07/06/22

10 years later, Higgs boson discoverers publish refined measurements

In new papers by the CMS and ATLAS collaborations, physicists detail high-precision results from Higgs boson studies—but no new physics (yet).

04/30/20

The large boson-boson collider

Scientists study rare, one-in-a-trillion heavy boson collisions happening inside the LHC.

03/10/20

Accounting for the Higgs

Only a fraction of collision events that look like they produce a Higgs boson actually produce a Higgs boson. Luckily, it doesn’t matter.

08/28/18

LHC scientists detect most favored Higgs decay

Scientists now know the fate of the vast majority of all Higgs bosons produced in the LHC.

06/04/18

The perfect couple: Higgs and top quark spotted together

Physicists see top quarks and Higgs bosons emanating from the same collisions in new results from the Large Hadron Collider.

04/10/18

How to make a Higgs boson

It doesn’t seem like collisions of particles with no mass should be able to produce the “mass-giving” boson, the Higgs. But every other second at the LHC, they do.

02/20/18

The secret life of Higgs bosons

Are these mass-giving particles hanging out with dark matter?

07/03/17

When was the Higgs actually discovered?

The announcement on July 4 was just one part of the story. Take a peek behind the scenes of the discovery of the Higgs boson.

11/17/16

Q&A: What more can we learn about the Higgs?

Four physicists discuss Higgs boson research since the discovery.

08/04/16

Higgs boson resurfaces in LHC data

The Higgs appeared in the second run of the LHC about twice as fast as it did in the first.

06/23/16

The Higgs-shaped elephant in the room

Higgs bosons should mass-produce bottom quarks. So why is it so hard to see it happening?

05/12/16

Where does mass come from?

The Higgs field gives mass to elementary particles, but most of our mass comes from somewhere else.

09/15/15

Where the Higgs belongs

The Higgs doesn’t quite fit in with the other particles of the Standard Model of particle physics.

09/01/15

Combined results find Higgs still standard

The CMS and ATLAS experiments combined forces to more precisely measure properties of the Higgs boson.

07/30/15

One Higgs is the loneliest number

Physicists discovered one type of Higgs boson in 2012. Now they’re looking for more.

03/18/15

Inside the CERN Control Centre

Take a tour of one of the most important rooms at CERN.

03/17/15

Experiments combine to find mass of Higgs

The CMS and ATLAS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider joined forces to make the most precise measurement of the mass of the Higgs boson yet.