Higgs Boson: Explaining the “God Particle”

The Higgs boson is the fundamental force-carrying particle in the Higgs field, and is responsible for giving other particles their mass. This field was first proposed in the mid-1960s by Peter Higgs – after whom the particle and his colleagues are named.

The particle was finally discovered on July 4, 2012 by researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – the world’s most powerful particle accelerator – located at the European particle physics laboratory CERN, Switzerland.

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