Higgs Boson

Crunching Multiverse To Solve Two Physics Puzzles At Once

The discovery of the Higgs boson was a landmark in the history of physics. It explained something fundamental: how elementary particles that have mass get their masses. But it also marked something no less fundamental: the beginning of an era of...
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The Big Questions: Sally Dawson On The Higgs Boson

The Big Questions series features perspectives from the five recipients of the Department of Energy Office of Science's 2019 Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award describing their research and what they plan to do with the award. Sally Dawson is a...

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Cms Collaboration Homes In On Higgs Boson's Lifetime

The Higgs boson doesn't stick around for long. Once it is created in particle collisions, the famed particle lives for a mere less than a trillionth of a billionth of a second or, more precisely, 1.6 x 10-22 seconds. According to theory, that is,...
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To The Very Beginning: Going Back In Time With Steven Weinberg (part 2)

Following Steven Weinberg's lead, we plunge further back into cosmic history, beyond the formation of atomic nuclei.Today, we discuss the origin of the quark-gluon plasma and the properties of the famous Higgs boson, the "God Particle."Is there a...
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Why Can’t We Find The Mysterious ‘magnetic Monopole’?

You’ve probably heard of the Higgs boson. This elusive particle was predicted to exist long ago and helped explain why the universe works the way it does, but it took decades for us to detect. Well, there’s another elusive particle that has also...
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Search For Heavy Bosons Sets New Limits

Since discovering the Higgs boson in 2012, the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN has been working to understand its properties. One question in particular stands out: why does the Higgs boson have the mass that it does? Experiments have measured its mass...
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Searching For Heavy New Particles With The Atlas Experiment

Since discovering the Higgs boson in 2012, the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN has been working to understand its properties. One question in particular stands out: why does the Higgs boson have the mass that it does? Experiments have measured its mass...
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Deeper Insight Into Higgs Boson Production Using W Bosons

Discovering the Higgs boson in 2012 was only the start. Physicists immediately began measuring its properties, an investigation that is still ongoing as they try to unravel if the Higgs mechanism is realized in nature as predicted by the Standard...
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Fermilab’s Muon G-2 Experiment Finally Gives Particle Physicists A Hint Of What Lies Beyond The...

Since the long-awaited detection of the Higgs Boson in 2012, particle physicists have been probing deeper into the subatomic realm in the hope of investigating beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics. In so doing, they hope to confirm the...
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Subatomic Particle's Weird Wobbling Might Break The Laws Of Physics - Cnet

Something unseen is influencing muons, and the findings could lead to a bigger quantum uproar than the Higgs boson did.
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Atlas Searches For Pairs Of Higgs Bosons In A Rare Particle Decay

Since the Higgs boson was discovered in 2012, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have been studying the properties of this very special particle and its relation to the fundamental mechanism essential to the generation of mass of...
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The Large Hadron Collider's Official Tally: 59 New Hadrons And Counting

How many new particles has the LHC discovered? The most widely known discovery is of course that of the Higgs boson. Less well known is the fact that, over the past 10 years, the LHC experiments have also found more than 50 new particles called...
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Light-controlled Higgs Modes Found In Superconductors; Potential Sensor, Computing Uses

Researchers have discovered a short-lived form of the famous Higgs boson -- subject of a groundbreaking search at the Large Hadron Collider -- within an iron-based superconductor. This Higgs mode can be accessed and controlled by laser light...
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Recreating Big Bang Matter On Earth

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN usually collides protons together. It is these proton–proton collisions that led to the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. But the world's biggest accelerator was also designed to smash together heavy...
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Refining The Picture Of The Higgs Boson

To explain the masses of electroweak bosons—the W and Z bosons—theorists in the 1960s postulated a mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking. While this mathematical formalism is relatively simple, its cornerstone—the Higgs boson – remained...
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Breakthrough In Particle Physics? Russia Develops Unique Detector For Large Hadron Collider

In July 2012, the Large Hadron Collider helped scientists to announce the discovery of the famed Higgs boson sub-atomic particle, the existence of which was first mentioned in the mid-1960s.
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Higgs Boson Probes For New Phenomena

Physicists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are on the hunt for physics phenomena beyond the standard model. Some theories predict an as-yet undiscovered particle could be found in the form of a new resonance (a narrow peak) similar to the one...
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Extremely Rare Higgs Boson Decay Process Spotted

The Higgs boson reached overnight fame in 2012 when it was finally discovered in a jumble of other particles generated at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland. The discovery was monumental because the Higgs boson, which had...
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To Make Fairer Ai, Physicists Peer Inside Its Black Box

After repurposing facial recognition and deepfake tech to study galaxies and the Higgs boson, physicists think they can help shape the responsible use of AI.
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Searching For Heavy Higgs Bosons Decaying Into Two Tau Leptons With The Atlas Detector

In particle physics, three out of the four known fundamental forces in the universe, namely electromagnetic, weak and strong interactions, are described by a theory known as the standard model (SM). One extension of this model is supersymmetry...
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