Is There Another Higgs Boson Out There?
Tired, and rushing to meet a looming deadline, Dr. Pierre Savard and his colleagues didn’t realize what they’d found when they first came across a particle that looked a lot like the long-sought-after Higgs boson. But it didn’t take long for them to realize their hard work had paid off. “When we looked at it, […]
Nailing Down the Elusive Higgs Boson
Although it was the Fourth of July holiday in the United States, there were plenty of fireworks in Europe, where scientists announced they’d probably found the elusive Higgs boson, a particle believed to give all objects mass. At CERN headquarters in Geneva, two independent scientific teams – ATLAS and CMS – announced they’ve observed a […]