The hunt for the Higgs particle involved the biggest, most expensive experiment ever. Finally, on 4 July 2012, CERN made the momentous announcement that a Higgs-like particle had been discovered. Here, Jim Baggott explains the science behind the discovery, how the theory was developed, and its implications for the future.
United Kingdom Oxford University Press 2013
Subject:Popular science; Particle & high-energy physics; Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory)