NEW SCIENTIST & LIVE SCIENCE | HIGGS BOSON AT WORK
NEW SCIENTIST | PHYSICS & MATH | JULY 17 2014
|| HIGGS BOSON GLIMPSED AT WORK FOR FIRST TIME ||
The world's largest particle collider has given us our first glimpse of the Higgs boson doing its job .
For 50 years , the Higgs boson was the final missing piece in the standard model of particle physics , which elegantly predicts how fundamental particles and forces interact . The ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva , Switzerland , was one of the detectors that helped discover the Higgs in 2012 .
Now ATLAS physicists report seeing pairs of particles called W bosons scattering off each other inside the detector . This rare process can be used to test how the Higgs actually operates .
" We know these particles very well , but we have never seen them interact in this way before " , says Marc-Andre Pleier at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York . " With this measurement , we can check that the Higgs boson does its job . "
LIVE SCIENCE | NEWS | JULY 28 2014
|| FIRST GLIMPSE OF HIGGS BOSONS AT WORK REVEALED ||
An extremely rare collision of massive subatomic particles could reveal the nuts and bolts of how the subatomic particles called Higgs bosons impart mass to other particles .
The Higgs boson particle , which was detected for the first time in 2012 , is essentially tossed around like a ball between two force-carrying particles known as W-bosons when they scatter , or bounce off of one another , a new data analysis revealed .
The data comes from the ATLAS experiment , the same proton-collision experiment that revealed the Higgs boson , at the Large Hadron Collider ( LHC ) , a 17-mille-long ( 27 kilometers ) underground atom smasher on the border of Switzerland and France .
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