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.