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12/03/13

Reading in the Higgs era

Science writer Mike Perricone presents his favorite books on particle physics and a recommended reading list for the LHC/Higgs Era (2008 to the present).

10/17/13

Nobel Prize in physics honors prediction of Higgs boson

Peter Higgs and Francois Englert, who developed key concepts in the theory that predicted the Higgs boson, will be awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics.

10/01/13

US participation in the Higgs discovery

The search for the Higgs at experiments at the Large Hadron Collider was an international effort involving thousands of people, with physicists and engineers from US institutions playing a signific

09/06/13

Famous Higgs analogy, illustrated

A Fermilab physicist and TED artists have created a short animation about the most famous description of the Higgs field.

08/27/13

Neutrinoless double beta decay

The observation of neutrinoless double beta decay would suggest that, by itself, the Standard Model Higgs cannot give mass to neutrinos.

07/18/13

Real talk: Everything is made of fields

Theorist Sean Carroll thinks it’s time you learned the truth: All of the particles you know—including the Higgs—are actually fields.

04/19/13

Q&A with Fabiola Gianotti, Higgs hunter

Symmetry sits down with Fabiola Gianotti, who recently finished an eventful four years as spokesperson for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.

03/14/13

One step closer to the Higgs boson

In analyses of a fundamental characteristic of the newly discovered Higgs-like particle—the ways in which it decays—scientists see even more Higgs-like behavior.

03/06/13

Higgs-like particle still looking like the Higgs

Scientists have started to exclude some of the more exotic scenarios for the Higgs-like boson.

02/26/13

Higgs-like particle

Early in the summer of 2012, excitement reached a peak as members of the CMS and ATLAS collaborations confirmed among themselves that they would soon announce the discovery of what looked like the

02/07/13

The power of basic science

Long-term funding and support for science pays huge dividends from unexpected discoveries and applications—even when the potential impact is unclear at the time of discovery.

01/25/13

We are all made of star stuff, thanks to the W

Physicists announced 30 years ago the discovery of the W boson, a particle that remains an important topic of research.

01/02/13

The discoveries continue

The discoveries of 2012 point the way to more exciting physics in 2013 and the decades beyond.

11/20/12

A bouquet of options: Higgs factory ideas bloom

Now that a Higgs-like boson has been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider, proposals to build colliders that churn out the new particle are gathering momentum.

10/30/12

What else could the Higgs be?

Scientists might need to go beyond the Standard Model to explain the mass of the Higgs-like boson observed at the Large Hadron Collider.

09/10/12

Scientists already planning for LHC long shutdown

Next year, scientific collaborations will take full advantage of the Large Hadron Collider's time without beam.