Higgs boson

Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem. By employing quantum-compatible machine learning techniques, they developed a method of extracting a rare Higgs boson signal from copious noise data.

For the fifth anniversary of the Higgs boson announcement, CERN is collecting Higgs stories: Where were you and what were you doing when the discovery was announced? The best stories will be published on CERN’s website on July 4. Consider submitting one. Fermilab represent! http://home.cern/cern-people/updates/2017/06/tell-us-your-higgs-stories

From The New York Times, June 19, 2017: Fermilab scientist Joel Butler is quoted in this article on physicists monitoring the Large Hadron Collider are seeking clues to a theory that will answer deeper questions about the cosmos.

From WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, June 19, 2017: Director Nigel Lockyer and physicists Patricia McBride and Herman White appear in this six-minute segment on Fermilab’s leading role in particle physics, including neutrino research.

From Inverse, March 9, 2017: In the latest issue of the Justice League-Power Rangers crossover comic, superheroes gather at the mouth of what seems to be the LHC to discuss how to use it to jump across universes. A Vanderbilt University scientist and others believe LHC collisions could produce the Higgs singlet, which had the power to travel back and forth in time.

Scientists furthered studies of the Higgs boson, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy and cosmic inflation and continued the search for undiscovered particles, forces and principles.

Higgs boson 2016

The Higgs field gives mass to the W and Z bosons. Could it also give mass to other particles? Don Lincoln digs into the data in this 7-minute video.