Cern says that confirming what type of boson the particle is could take years and that the scientists would need to return to the Large Hadron Collider — the world's largest 'atom smasher' — to carry out further tests. This will measure at what rate the particle decays and compare it with the results of predictions, as theorised by Edinburgh professor Peter Higgs 50 years ago.
The beautiful new results represent a huge effort by many dedicated people. They point to the new particle having the spin-parity of a Higgs boson as in the Standard Model. We are now well started on the measurement programme in the Higgs sector
The beautiful new results represent a huge effort by many dedicated people. They point to the new particle having the spin-parity of a Higgs boson as in the Standard Model. We are now well started on the measurement programme in the Higgs sectorMore quotes »
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Higgs leading by example
A chara, – Having attended local schools, it was immensely satisfying to co-organise a free public outreach lecture over the May bank holiday weekend on the discovery of the Higgs’ boson with Prof Peter Higgs as a speaker at NUI Maynooth. For the 450or s from Irish Times Read more »
Watchwords: Pain, pleasure in the Higgs boson
In 1964 a British physicist named Peter Higgs published a speculative paper in a leading science journal. He proposed the existence of a new subatomic particle, enormously unstable and containing neither matter nor electrical charge. Until and unless it from Montreal Gazette Read more »
Name change called for ‘Higgs boson’ to acknowledge other scientists
London, April 23 (ANI): Some leading scientists have launched a campaign to rename the elusive Higgs boson, also called ‘God particle’, claiming that UK physicist Peter Higgs does not deserve all the credit for the breakthrough discovery. American Prof C from TruthDive Read more »
Brout-Englert-Higgs, SM Scalar boson or BEHGHK? Scientists push to rename Higgs boson (but the alternatives aren't too snappy)
Higgs boson, discovered last year, is what gives particles their massNamed after Professor Peter Higgs, who predicted its existence in 1964But other scientists involved in research campaign to be credited for work Icon: British scientist Peter Higgs has from Daily Mail - UK Read more »
VIDEO: Higgs boson discovery: 'Peter was in tears'
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