It’s 10 years to the day since evidence of the Higgs boson – the elusive particle associated with an invisible mass-giving field – was announced. Called the “God particle” and named after physicist Peter Higgs, the Higgs boson is the signature particle of the Higgs field – an invisible energy field that pervades the universe. “The Higgs field explains why atoms exist, why we exist. Since the announcement in 2012 there have been further revelations – including insights into how the Higgs boson is born and decays, and its interactions with heavy particles such as top and bottom quarks. Among other endeavours scientists are hoping to study interactions between the Higgs boson and muons – fundamental, negatively charged subatomic particles – and explore the coupling of the Higgs boson to itself.
Source: The Guardian July 04, 2022 22:18 UTC