Does Discovery of Higgs Mark Beginning — or End — of Modern Physics?

July 16, 2013

[Berkeley Science Review] Last year, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) announced the discovery of a new particle that looks and behaves like the long-sought-after Higgs boson. If the new particle is confirmed, it will fill in the final piece of a half-century-long quest to confirm the Standard Model. Yet amidst the jubilance, the field is also slightly uneasy as it looks to the future. Theory has long pointed the way forward in particle physics, and collider experiments have followed in tow, confirming the existence of a list of new particles that all but had to exist. But the list comes to an abrupt end with the likely discovery of the Higgs. More>

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