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Title: Hunting the Elusive Higgs Boson and the Origin of Mass

Abstract

For over 40 years, physicists have been trying to track down a hypothetical particle called the Higgs boson. This particle could explain how known elementary particles like the electron can have mass, and also why one of the basic forces, the weak interaction, is in fact so incredibly weak. However, the Higgs boson has escaped detection so far, even at the most powerful particle accelerators. The next big chance to 'bag' this particle will come when the Large Hadron Collider turns on next year. Will the Higgs boson finally be found? Or will an unexpected explanation for these mysteries be revealed?

Authors:
 [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1014051
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on December 11, 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; DETECTION; ELECTRONS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; HADRONS; HIGGS BOSONS; ORIGIN; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER; WEAK INTERACTIONS; SLAC; HIGGS BOSON; LHC; ORIGIN OF MASS; STANDARD MODEL; NEUTRINOS

Citation Formats

Dixon, Lance. Hunting the Elusive Higgs Boson and the Origin of Mass. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Dixon, Lance. Hunting the Elusive Higgs Boson and the Origin of Mass. United States.
Dixon, Lance. Tue . "Hunting the Elusive Higgs Boson and the Origin of Mass". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014051.
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