Higgs Particle

An overview of the theory of Higgs particle.

This paper examines the theory proposed by British physicist, Peter Higgs, that the universe is a field made of disturbances created by particles that have allowed objects to have mass. It looks at how Higgs proposed a mathematical solution to explain the theory and how this concept became known as the ‘Higgs boson’, a subatomic particle being a very massive particle, heavier than most elementary particles. It also explores the attempts by scientists to actually find the Higgs particle and discusses its place within the field of particle physics as a whole.

The Creation of a Theory
The Standard Model
The Concept of Symmetry
The Goal of Physics
“Potential evidence for the Higgs boson existence recently turned up on the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) collider where research is conducted at the European Center for Particle Physics (CERN) located in Switzerland. To locate the Higgs, the CERN team smashed together two other fundamental particles commonly known as electrons and positrons using the LEP. Utilizing upgraded equipment known as the Tevatron collider at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is included in new plans to continue the search of the Higgs boson. However, at the beginning of September, scientists at LEP announced that they had observed several unusual events that could have been the signature of the elusive Higgs boson. A very powerful research machine, a Particle Accelerator, may soon create observable numbers of Higgs bosons.”