What The Higgs Happened?

By Rosalind Chua, Jeffrey Hardy Quah

August 2012 FEATURE
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The scientific community was recently stunned by the announcement that the Higgs boson – said to be the agent that gives particles mass – has finally been discovered. Penangite Khoo Teng Jian, a PhD student and member of the Atlas (A Toroidal LHC Apparatus experiment) searching for super-symmetric particles at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), takes us through what just happened.What did we discover?The jury is still out! The measurements we have made have not yet achieved sufficient...

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Rosalind Chua

Jeffrey Hardy Quah

is a freelance writer and editor.