Higgs boson


An elementary particle in the standard model of particle physics that gives other particles mass. Proposed in 1964 by Peter Higgs and François Englert in separate papers, and discovered in CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in 2012, the degree to which a particle interacts with Higgs bosons that make up the Higgs Field, determines its relative mass. Higgs and Englert were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2013 for their work.

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