higgs boson

The Higgs Boson Particle Explained In 120 Seconds, By Peter Higgs

The discovery of the Higgs Boson is perhaps science’s biggest recent success — but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to understand. Who better to explain just what it is, though, than Peter Higgs himself?


Peter Higgs Says He Would Never Make It In Science Today

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.


Stephen Hawking Doesn't Think The Higgs Boson Is Interesting Enough

Professor Stephen Hawking is not impressed by the discovery of the Higgs boson particle earlier this year. First, it lost him a $100 bet. Second, he would’ve been happier if a more “interesting” solution to the problem of the mass of the universe had been discovered.


Behold: Adorable Hand-Drawn GIFs That Explain Higgs-Boson

You hear about the Higgs-Boson all the time, but do you know what it is? If the answer is no, fear not: It’s complex and confusing. Luckily, the New York Times has a beautiful, animated explainer to break it down for you in layman’s terms. [New York Times]


Five Things You Should Know About The Nobel Prize Winner's Higgs Boson

Analysts said it would happen. Professor Stephen Hawking said it should happen. And now it has. Peter Higgs, the man who first predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, or ‘God particle’, has been given a Nobel Prize for his efforts along with Belgian physicist Francois Englert.


Planet Earth Can't Afford Its New Gigantic Particle Accelerator

A team of scientists unveiled the technical designs for the International Linear Collider (ILC), a proposed particle accelerator that could unravel the deepest mysteries of the universe. At just under 32km long, it’s about 30 per cent larger than the world’s biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.


Reconcile Your LHC Shutdown Sadness With A Higgs Boson Watch

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 business.


New Particle 'Looking More And More Like A Higgs Boson'

Last July, scientists announced that had discovered what they strongly believed to be the Higgs Boson — but quirks in the data suggested that might not be the case. Now, however, CERN has announced that the observed particle is “looking more and more like a Higgs boson”.


LHC Experiments Suggest A Second Higgs Boson. That, Or Someone Forgot To Clean The Accelerator

The Higgs Boson is easily one of the most exciting discoveries made by science in recent times. Hopefully you saved some of that excitement for the second Higgs-like particle, which CERN may or may not have discovered. It really depends on how much they’ve had to drink, apparently.


'The World Wide Web Is A Child Of The Hunt For The Higgs Boson'

When the discovery of the Higgs Boson was announced earlier this year, there’s no denying it was exciting news. Well, more so for scientists with the ability to put the find into context. For the average person? It’s a bit harder to understand. The find won’t be changing our daily lives any time soon… or indeed ever. But the journey to discovering the Higgs Boson? That’s reaped a few rewards, as CERN’s Troels Petersen explains in this TEDxCopenhagen talk.