Peter Higgs and the Higgs Boson

Welcome to the Higgs site at the University of Edinburgh

8th October 2013: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider"  Nobel Prize announcement

14th March 2013: Updated results from ATLAS and CMS confirm even more strongly the new particle is the Higgs boson.  CERN Press Release

On 31 July 2012 the ATLAS and CMS experiment place their papers, submitted for publication reporting the discovery of the new particle, on the HEP archive. ATLAS showed a larger signal than at the CERN Press Conference on July 4 2012.  ATLAS Paper  CMS Paper

4th July 2012: CERN announces discovery of a new particle, consistent with the Higgs boson.

Explore to find out about Peter Higgs, Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh, and the discovery and investigations of a particle that  looks very much like the Higgs boson!