Tag Archives: Higgs

Exploring the “Higgs Portal”

The Higgs boson is unique. Does it open a door to Dark Matter? All known fundamental particles acquire mass by interacting with the Higgs boson. Actually, more correctly, they interact with a quantum field which is present even in “empty” … Continue reading

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Ten years after the “Big Bang”

Ten years ago it was Wednesday, and at 10:28 in the morning Geneva time the first protons had just made the 27 km journey through the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The media referred to it as “Big Bang Day”, and … Continue reading

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ATLAS and CMS results on Higgs decay to bottom quarks

This morning two results appeared on the arXiv: Observation of H→b anti-b decays and VH production with the ATLAS detector (from the ATLAS Collaboration) Observation of Higgs boson decay to bottom quarks (from the CMS Collaboration)

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The Standard Model at Fifty

At the beginning of June 2018, I gave an (academic) talk on the discovery of the Higgs boson at a meeting at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) to celebrate fifty years of the Standard Model – the SM@50. … Continue reading

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