Higgs boson


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Higgs boson

 (hĭgz)
n.
A hypothetical, massive subatomic particle predicted by the standard model theory to explain discrepancies in elementary particle mass.

[From the fact that it is the fundamental particle of the Higgs field.]

Higgs boson

(hɪɡz) or

Higgs particle

n
(General Physics) physics an elementary particle with zero spin and mass greater than zero, predicted to exist by electroweak theory and other gauge theories, discovered in 2012. Also called: God particle (informal)
[C20: named after Peter Higgs (born 1929), British theoretical physicist]
Translations
Higgsov bozon
HiggsbosonHiggspartikel
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He has won a prestigious PS75,000 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award to run a project involving the mathematical modelling of a physical theory proposed to explain the existence of the Higgs boson, said to give matter its substance, or mass.
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In July 2012, physicists at Cern announced the discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson, ending an incredible international search that started with Prof Higgs almost 50 years earlier.
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Two years ago the LHC team at Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, astounded the world with the discovery of the Higgs boson, an elementary particle that gives other particles mass.
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