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PBS Space Time Explains The Higgs Mechanism and What Exactly Gives Particles Mass

In the PBS Space Time episode “The Higgs Mechanism Explained,” host Matt O’Dowd explains what the Higgs boson and Higgs field are and breaks down exactly what it is that gives par…

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God’s particle – A boost for particle physics

Peter Higgs CH FRS FRSE theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize laureate and emeritus professor. Best known for his theory, explaining the origin of mass of elementary particles in general and of the W and Z bosons in particular. This so-called Higgs mechanism, which was proposed by several physicists besides Higgs at about the same time, predicts the existence of a new particle, the Higgs boson (which was often described as "the most sought-after particle in modern physics

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Tom Kibble, Physicist Who Helped Discover the Higgs Mechanism, Dies at 83