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Title: Electroweak Symmetry Breaking in Historical Perspective

The discovery of the Higgs boson is a major milestone in our progress toward understanding the natural world. A particular aim of my review is to show how diverse ideas came together in the conception of electroweak symmetry breaking that led up to the discovery. Furthermore, I survey what we know now that we did not know before, what properties of the Higgs boson remain to be established, and what new questions we may now hope to address.
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0163-8998; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1503.01756
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 65; Journal Issue: 2015; Journal ID: ISSN 0163-8998
Annual Reviews
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; spontaneous symmetry breaking; electroweak symmetry breaking; Higgs boson; 1-TeV scale; Large Hadron Collider