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Title: A discovery! The Higgs? Why is this important? How it was done.

Abstract

Data collected during 2011 and 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland, the world's highest-energy proton collider, has culminated in the discovery of a new particle that is about 135 times heavier than a proton. But is it really the Higgs particle predicted by the theory that explains the origin of the mass of most elementary particles in the universe? The discovery and its possible identity is discussed by two Brookhaven Lab physicists, Sally Dawson and Howard Gordon, with deep roots in the hunt for the Higgs.

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Research Org.:
BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1087707
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; HIGGS; BOSON; ELEMENTARY; PARTICLE; BROOKHAVEN; CERN; COLLIDER; ATOMIC; FORCES

Citation Formats

Dawson, Sally, and Gordan, Howard. A discovery! The Higgs? Why is this important? How it was done.. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Dawson, Sally, & Gordan, Howard. A discovery! The Higgs? Why is this important? How it was done.. United States.
Dawson, Sally, and Gordan, Howard. Wed . "A discovery! The Higgs? Why is this important? How it was done.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1087707.
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