10 Things You Did Not Know About Higgs Boson

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10 Things You Did Not Know About Higgs Boson

  1. UDGAM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN www.udgamschool.com
  2. UDGAM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN www.udgamschool.com Peter Higgs’ best-known paper on the new particle was initially rejected. But this was a blessing in disguise, since it led Higgs to add a paragraph introducing the now famous Higgs particle. 1.
  3. UDGAM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN www.udgamschool.com The science minister for the United Kingdom once held a national competition to find the best Higgs explanation. Scientists had such difficulty explaining the Higgs field to the British government that in 1993, UK Science Minister William Waldegrave challenged them to send him their best one-page descriptions.
  4. UDGAM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN www.udgamschool.com The Higgs mechanism explains only a small fraction of the mass in the universe. Most popular science articles give the Higgs model broad credit for lending mass to everything in the universe.
  5. UDGAM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN www.udgamschool.com Higgs was not the only physicist who contributed to the idea of how to give particles mass. At least a dozen theorists played some part in developing the theoretical framework that led to the Higgs particle.
  6. UDGAM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN www.udgamschool.com The term “boson” comes from the name of Indian physicist and mathematician Satyendra Nath Bose. Bose never received a doctorate, nor was he awarded a Nobel Prize for his work, though the Nobel committee recognized other scientists for research related to the concepts he developed.
  7. UDGAM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN www.udgamschool.com The nickname “God particle” originated from a book by Nobel laureate Leon Lederman. Physicist Leon Lederman unwittingly gave the Higgs boson what may be its most- disliked descriptor with the title of his book, The God Particle.
  8. UDGAM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN www.udgamschool.com Standard particle theory will be incomplete even if the Higgs particle is discovered. The Higgs boson is the last undiscovered particle predicted by the Standard Model, a beautiful mathematical framework physicists use to describe the smallest bits of matter and how they interact.
  9. UDGAM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN www.udgamschool.com If the Higgs particle exists, it may have relatives. Many theorists have tried to explain the known particles and their masses without a Higgs boson, but no one has yet come up with a successful model.
  10. UDGAM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN www.udgamschool.com Scientists may have first glimpsed the Higgs boson more than a decade ago.
  11. UDGAM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN www.udgamschool.com Finding the new particle would be only the beginning. Just because something looks like the Higgs particle does not mean it is the Higgs particle. If physicists do discover a new particle, they will need to measure its numerous properties before they can determine whether it is the Higgs boson described by the Standard Model of particle physics.

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