Some of the most exciting research happening in recent decades has been the observation and tentative confirmation of the elusive subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. These findings, produced from one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted, have provided a direction for the exploration and stringent testing of the Standard Model of physics and if it should be changed as well as new research on models of physics beyond the Standard Model. Read in detail about the Higgs boson experiments, new accelerator designs, and further explorations in Dr. William Watson’s latest white paper In the OSTI Collections: the Higgs Boson.
Additional links of interest
Higgs boson research in DOE Databases