Higgs boson

  • What Is a "Boring" Higgs Boson?

    As physics heads into the Higgs home stretch, it appears the God particle might not have many surprises.

  • The Higgs Boson Might Not Be as Weird as We Hoped

    Wait, what? New Higgs boson results? Did you think it was over? Oh hell no. "A post today":http://profmattstrassler.com/2012/11/14/higgs-results-at-kyoto/ from physicist Matt Strassler discussing the newest Higgs findings puts it well, "Knowledge...

  • A Death on the Frontier

    The unprecedented hunt for the the Higgs boson or "God particle" may have culminated at Europe's largest particle accelerator, but it was the product of an effort that began thousands of miles away at another atom smasher beneath the Illinois prairie.

  • The Higgs Boson Interpreted as Cuban Dance Music

    Data and statistical analysis is a hard thing to explain to a public not accustomed to it and more used to pop culture imaginings of scientists just finding shit in sudden _eureka!_ moments. Based on a cross-section of interactions over the years...

  • Motherboard TV: A Death on the Frontier

    The hunt for the Higgs boson, god particle or goddamn particle, the one that gives things mass, came closer to an end on July 4. Physicists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider in Europe, the world's largest particle accelerator, found evidence of the...

  • For Chrissakes, Stop Calling It 'God Particle'

    Detecting and cross-checking (and cross-checking again) the existence of the Higgs boson is a big undertaking and an important one, so its attention from the press is understandable - laudable, even. But the problem with covering the Higgs boson search...