Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of what would be dubbed the Higgs Boson, says that he wouldn't cut it if he were entering academic science today. Keep in mind that this dude won a Nobel Prize for physics a few months ago.
Earlier this week, Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson. Many of us are still trying to wrap our heads around the dynamic duo's discovery. These three cool GIFs from TED-ed will help.
Are you having a hard time dealing with the Large Hadron Collider's two-year maintenance shutdown? Do you miss waking up every morning to the potential of another big particle discovery in the news? Then strap this awesomely animated Higgs Boson watch to your wrist as a reminder that in no time the LHC will be back in…
At the start of July, scientists announced that they'd discovered what they strongly believed to be the Higgs Boson, a particle that's believed to be the key to unifying the standard and quantum models of physics. Now, after a handful more experiments, they're even more certain that they've finally got it.
Last Wednesday everyone went crazy when CERN scientists announced proof of the existence of the Higgs boson, which theoretically gives us mass and holds the Universe together. Now, other physicists say that CERN may have found an impostor and not the popularly called God Particle.
The discovery of the Higgs boson is kind of a big deal. Stephen Hawking certainly thinks so: he says it should net Peter Higgs, the scientist after which the particle is named, a Nobel prize. But it's not all good news, because the result has lost him $100.
At a meeting held at CERN this morning, scientists presented the latest results from the search for the long-sought Higgs particle. After 30 years of research and $9 billion of investment, they've changed the face of physics forever: they've found the Higgs boson.
The internet is beside itself with rumors that the long-sought Higgs Boson has been found — but a representative from one of the teams searching for the so-called "God Particle" says to chill the frak out. So what's going on here? Are researchers waiting for an international physics conference in July to make their…
"If nature is kind to us, we will find it next year." That's one physicist's bold prediction for when the Large Hadron Collider will detect the long-awaited Higgs Boson, the missing particle of the standard model of physics.
The search is on for the Higgs boson, and it seems likely that soon we'll find this mysterious particle that creates matter in the universe. But what if we don't? In this week's "Ask a Physicist," we'll find out.
Click to viewCERN's scientists, the fine people who brought us the W and Z particles, anti-hydrogen atoms and
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