Manjit Kumar

Particle Crasher

Higgs Force: The Symmetry-Breaking Force that Makes the World an Interesting Place

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Last December, with the Internet having been awash with rumours for weeks, saw the official announcement of the latest results in the search for the Higgs particle from the fellowship of the ring – the physicists working at CERN’s 27km circular Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The Higgs is the missing piece of the theory that describes the behaviour of fundamental particles and the forces that act between them. It plays a special role in giving all the other particles mass. 

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