Frank Wilczek explains why the Higgs sector could act as a portal through which to access a wide class of “phantom” particles that might otherwise elude detection.
Gerard ’t Hooft reflects on how renormalisation elevated the Brout–Englert–Higgs mechanism to a consistent theory capable of making testable predictions.
The masses of the Higgs boson and the top quark hint that there must be physics beyond the SM that prevents the universe from decaying into a new vacuum state, argues John Ellis.
The search for the Standard Model Higgs boson, the missing keystone of the current framework for describing elementary particles and forces, has been going on for some 40 years.
ATLAS reports on their side of the story regarding the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Looking back to the day when the Standard Model was completed.
Sally Dawson explains how the co-dependence of theory and experiment is driving a deeper understanding of the Higgs boson.
Ten years of experimental scrutiny by ATLAS and CMS strongly suggest the Higgs boson originates from the minimal Higgs sector required by the Standard Model.
The 2020 update of the European strategy for particle physics forms the basis of CERN’s objectives for the next five years, explains CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti.
The veteran theorist explains how the LHC and other recent results have impacted his view on nature.
John Ellis reflects on 50 years at the forefront of theoretical high-energy physics - and whether the field is ripe for a paradigm shift.
In June 1993, ATLAS and CMS received the provisional go-ahead to submit technical proposals, beginning a difficult but amazing path to the major discovery.