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Higgs Boson: The Hunt for the Key to the Universe
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Higgs Boson: The Hunt for the Key to the Universe

In 1964, Peter Higgs convinced his colleagues of the existence of a boson, a sub-atomic particle, despite having no physical proof. Nearly 50 years later, Higgs and Francois Englert won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the theory.

Find out why this incredibly small speck may hold the key to the universe.

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Agent Higgs: International Particle of Mystery

Agent Higgs: International Particle of Mystery

You could liken scientists' long search for the Higgs boson to an international spy hunt. In this game, it's your job to use elementary particles to protect Agent Higgs. More...

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Higgs Boson Explained

Higgs Boson Explained

Why has this discovery caused so much buzz in the physics community? After a video introduction, this cartoon explains what finding the Higgs boson could mean. More...

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PhD comics
The Coolest Little Particles in Nature

The Coolest Little Particles in Nature

Maybe you've heard of quarks and the Higgs boson. But what about sparticles and neutrolinos? Check out the "tiny particles that leave physicists drooling." More...

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LiveScience
Sonification: Making Higgs Boson Music

Sonification: Making Higgs Boson Music

Understanding the data that came from discovery of the Higgs-like particle can be difficult. Using sonification — turning the data into sounds — might make it easier. More...

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GÉANT
Higgs Boson Hunters

Higgs Boson Hunters

This elementary particle has been sought after for 50 years. In July 2012, researchers at CERN announced that they think they've found it. More...

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National Geographic
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The Higgs Boson

The Higgs Boson

We may have found the Higgs boson, but what exactly is it? This subatomic particle is believed to be what gives mass to other particles. More...

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CERN
Could a Catastrophic ‘Bubble’ End the Universe?

Could a Catastrophic ‘Bubble’ End the Universe?

Could the universe end not with a bang, but with a whimper? Data from the Higgs boson experiment suggests that the universe is a lot less stable than we might think. More...

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NPR
Higgs Boson Music: What Might Quarks Sound Like?

Higgs Boson Music: What Might Quarks Sound Like?

Using data sonification, researchers have taken information from the Higgs boson discovery and made it into music. And in this resource, it has been set to video. More...

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LiveScience
Higgs Boson Researchers Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics

Higgs Boson Researchers Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics

Find out more about Peter Higgs and Francois Englert. Then read the release from the Royal Swedish Academy about their work and 2013 joint award. More...

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NPR
Inside CERN with an LHC Scientist

Inside CERN with an LHC Scientist

What would it be like to work at the Large Hadron Collider and search for the Higgs boson? Find out in this interview with Dr. Paul Jackson. More...

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CNET
Step Inside the Large Hadron Collider

Step Inside the Large Hadron Collider

Located at CERN in Switzerland, the LHC is one of the most impressive research tools ever created. Tour part of this amazing machine, which helped scientists find the elusive Higgs boson particle. More...

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TIME Magazine
The Higgs Boson: Particle of the Year

The Higgs Boson: Particle of the Year

Why out why the July 2012 discovery at the Large Hadron Collider led Time magazine to name it "Particle of the Year." More...

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TIME Magazine
The Hunt for Higgs

The Hunt for Higgs

Could you spot a Higgs boson? Try your hand at a simplified version of what the CERN scientists look for when protons collide. More...

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