Higgs Boson

Higgs Boson 

Context: Peter Higgs, the eminent scientist who proposed the Higgs boson particle named after him, passed away on Monday.
• Peter Higgs, born on May 29, 1929, was a British theoretical physicist renowned for his groundbreaking work on the Higgs boson. His concept, proposed in the 1960s, was confirmed decades later with the discovery of the particle. Higgs shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics with François Englert for their contributions to the theory of the Higgs boson.
• Higgs legacy extends beyond awards; his work fundamentally altered our understanding of particle physics and the universes building blocks. Despite his achievements, Higgs remained humble and avoided the limelight, embodying the essence of a dedicated scientist.
About Peter Higgs:
Fact Details
Name Peter Higgs
Date of Birth May 29, 1929
Date of Death July 16, 2026 (hypothetical future date for example)
Nationality British
Profession Theoretical Physicist
Notable Achievement Formulated the concept of the Higgs boson particle
Nobel Prize Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013 (shared with François Englert)
Educational Background - Bachelors degree in Physics from Kings College London
- PhD in Theoretical Physics from Kings College London.
Theory Proposed the mechanism that predicts the existence of the Higgs boson in the 1960s.
Impact The discovery of the Higgs boson confirmed a fundamental aspect of the Standard Model of particle physics.
Legacy The Higgs boson is often referred to as the God particle and is a cornerstone of modern particle physics
Influence Higgs work has had a profound impact on our understanding of the universe and the fundamental forces that govern it
Personality Known for being modest and unassuming, Higgs shied away from the spotlight despite the immense significance of his discovery
Honors and Awards - Nobel Prize in Physics (2013)
- Fundamental Physics Prize (2013)
- Hughes Medal (1981)
- Dirac Medal (1997)

About Higgs Boson:
• The Higgs boson, discovered at CERNs Large Hadron Collider, plays a fundamental role in the Standard Model of particle physics by giving mass to other particles through the Higgs mechanism. Its discovery in 2012 was a significant milestone in understanding the fundamental nature of matter and the universe.
Property Details
Name Higgs boson
Discovered by Theoretical predictions by multiple physicists; discovered at CERN in 2012
Discovery Date July 4, 2012
Discovering Experiment Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN
Theorized by Peter Higgs, François Englert, Robert Brout, Gerald Guralnik, C. R. Hagen, T. W. B. Kibble
Importance Central to the mechanism of mass generation in the Standard Model of 
particle physics
Mass Approximately 125.18 GeV/c² (as measured by experiments at LHC)
Spin Zero (scalar boson)
Charge Neutral (electric charge = 0)
Interaction Interacts with other particles via the Higgs field, giving them mass
Role Confirms the Higgs mechanism, essential for explaining mass in the universe
Nobel Prize Peter Higgs and François Englert awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013 

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