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.
Confirming the electroweak Standard Model drove three major projects at CERN spanning three decades, culminating in the discovery of the Higgs boson on 4 July 2012. Matthew Chalmers captures a glimpse...
Gerard ’t Hooft reflects on how renormalisation elevated the Brout–Englert–Higgs mechanism to a consistent theory capable of making testable predictions.
Gilad Perez links the Higgs boson to the puzzling pattern of the fermion masses.
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.
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.
Either new particles are keeping the Higgs boson light, or the universe is oddly fine-tuned for our existence. Nathaniel Craig goes down the rabbit hole of the electroweak hierarchy problem.
Mike Lamont recounts the herculean effort that brought the LHC to life and steered it to discovery.
In an excerpt from his new book Elusive: How Peter Higgs Solved the Mystery of Mass, Frank Close recounts the story of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.
There are many different ways to explain the cosmic matter–antimatter asymmetry, says Géraldine Servant, but the Higgs boson plays a key role in essentially all of them.