Higgs boson

physics

In Major Breakthrough, Scientists Observe Higgs Boson Decay into Bottom Quarks

After years of attempts, the particle’s most common decay pattern has finally been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.
Becky Ferreira
8.29.18
physics

Physicists Are Misled by Outdated Notions of 'Beauty'

In the foundations of physics, it has become accepted practice to prefer hypotheses that are aesthetically pleasing.
Sabine Hossenfelder
7.11.18
humans of the year

Physicist Mary Gaillard Has Spent Over Three Decades Fighting For Women in Science

She was Berkeley's first tenured female physics professor, and she's still fighting for equality.
Farnia Fekri
4.5.17
humans of the year

The Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding Is Music to Szabolcs Marka’s Ears

“It was life-changing in the way that the world started to share our vision. The world started to believe with us.”
Farnia Fekri
3.19.17
Higgs boson

Why the Higgs Boson Found at the Large Hadron Collider Could Be an ‘Impostor’

An Iowa physicist intends to find out.
Farnia Fekri
2.7.17
Atlas

Is the Higgs Boson Acting Weird Again at the LHC?

A new signal excess is probably a statistical fluke, but, if not, we could again be talking about New Physics.
Michael Byrne
9.9.16
Atlas

Did the LHC Bag a Ginormous New Higgs Boson?

The dawn of a new particle physics golden era? Not quite yet, but still.
Michael Byrne
12.16.15
texas

The Texas Desert Still Holds the Remains of a Partially-Built Supercollider

The Higgs-Boson might have been discovered in Texas, had the Desertron not been defunded in 1993.
Rachel Pick
12.6.15
studies

Maybe the Whole Universe Won't Suddenly Collapse Into an Uninhabitable Void

A new study offers some reassurance.
Michael Byrne
11.15.15
machines

A Large Hadron Collider Upgrade Will Produce 15 Million Higgs Bosons Per Year

CERN’s High-Luminosity upgrade to the LHC moves from design to prototyping phase.
Victoria Turk
10.30.15
News

The 'Sharpest Picture Yet' of the Higgs Boson

Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider combine forces to give new precision to the elusive particle's properties.
Victoria Turk
9.1.15
videos

The Large Hadron Collider Returns in the Hunt for New Physics

Desperately seeking SUSY.
Victoria Turk
7.9.15