The Higgs Boson at Last?
Evidence for a new particle that was detected at the Large Hadron Collider was confirmed in 2012 to be the fabled Higgs. The particle's namesake and another theorist have now received the 2013 Nobel in physics
Higgs Boson Predictors Awarded the 2013 Nobel Physics Prize
Two scientists who predicted how particles gain mass shared the prestigious award, now that Large Hadron Collider experiments have confirmed the theory
Large Hadron Collider Is Set to Halt for Upgrades
Maintenance, improvement work and data analysis will keep scientists busy as the European collider's planned closure begins
It s Official: We ve Found the Higgs Boson. But Which One?
When last we checked in on the hunt for the Higgs, physicists weren’t yet ready to call the deal done. They were only willing to say that they had discovered a new particle—some sort of boson—and that this new boson was “Higgs-like.” Their reticence hinged on the measurement of the new particle’s spin, a fundamental quality that, for bosons, must take an integer value such as 0, 1 or 2...
How the Higgs Boson Might Spell Doom for the Universe
Under the simplest assumptions, the measured mass of the Higgs could mean the universe is unstable and destined to fall apart. But don’t worry—it won’t happen for billions of eons
New Particle Resembling Long-Sought Higgs Boson Uncovered at Large Hadron Collider
The CERN collider, the most powerful atom smasher in history, appears to have fulfilled its primary quest
Chat at 4:30 P.M. EDT on What Comes Next in Higgs Research
Join us for a live online chat about last week's Higgs news with physicist Michael Tuts of Columbia University. Tuts will help explain where physicists go from here
Why the Higgs Boson Matters
Every year the Royal College of Science Union at Imperial College runs an essay competition called the Science Challenge. There are usually four questions to answer and a number of prizes for the essays that answer them best.I've been shortlisted before, but this year I finally won something — the Physics prize...
Opposite Spins: The LHC Accelerates Higgs Search as the U.S. Shutters Its Tevatron
Europe's Large Hadron Collider is extending its unprecedented experimental run as the U.S. prepares for a disappointing shutdown of its marquee collider
Where's My Higgs? LHC Physicist Joe Lykken Speaks
On December 13, CERN will release the results of a new data analysis in the search for the Higgs boson. at the LHC. As I was reporting my article, which appeared today, on December 7 I spoke on the phone with Joe Lykken, a Fermilab staff theoretical physicist...
Tantalizing Hints of Elusive Higgs Particle Announced [Update]
The long-sought Higgs boson is tied to the leading theory of how quarks, electrons and other particles get their mass
Nobel Laureates in Physics React to the Higgs-Like Particle News [Video]
The Nature Video team filmed a variety of reactions from physics laureates at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this week in Germany
Could the Large Hadron Collider Discover the Particle Underlying Both Mass and Cosmic Inflation?
If the LHC discovers the Higgs boson or other theoretical particles, their existence could help explain inflation, one of the universe's great mysteries
Fermilab Provides More Constraints on the Elusive Higgs Boson
The hunt for the long-sought-after particle continues in the U.S. as the Large Hadron Collider in Europe lies dormant
What Happens If We Find the Higgs Particle-or If We Don't?
Waiting for the Higgs, With the Man Who Built the LHC
They call it “the machine.”Thousands of physicists working at the LHC are looking for the Higgs boson and other new particles, and many of them have contributed to building the gigantic detectors that are taking most of the media limelight these days.But humming 100 meters under the Franco-Swiss border is the apparatus that makes it all possible...
Chat at 11 A.M. EDT on Higgs Boson News from CERN
Join us for a live online chat with physicist Michael Tuts of Columbia University. Tuts will help us understand what this morning’s announcement about the Higgs means for physics
Why do physicists care so much about finding the Higgs boson?
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The Story of the Higgs Boson, as Told by Higgs Himself [Video]
In a clip from Brian Greene's new NOVA miniseries The Fabric of the Cosmos, physicist Peter Higgs describes the bumpy road that led him to hypothesize his eponymous, elusive particle...
Higgsteria: We Didn t Need No U.S. Supercollider
What It Means to Find a Higgs : Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Day 3
Felicitas Pauss, head of international relations at CERN in Geneva, asked for a show of hands from the audience of young scientists: Who worked on the ATLAS or CMS instruments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, or LHC?...
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics: Englert and Higgs
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to François Englert and Peter Higgs for the theory of how particles acquire mass, requiring the existence of the Higgs Boson, experimentally confirmed to exist in 2012...