Higgs boson: the “divine particle” explained

Higgs boson: the “divine particle” explained

The Higgs boson is the fundamental force-carrying particle of the Higgs field, which is responsible for giving other particles their mass. This domain was first proposed in the mid-1960s by Peter Higgs – after whom the particle is named – and his colleagues.

The particle was finally discovered on July 4, 2012 by researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – the world’s most powerful particle accelerator – located at the European particle physics laboratory CERN, Switzerland.

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