Higgs boson

Earlier today the CMS paper titled “Observation of ttH Production” was accepted for publication by Physical Review Letters. In this article, the CMS collaboration presented the first observation of the coupling between the Higgs boson and the top quark. The strength of this coupling as measured by CMS is consistent with the Standard Model expectation. This observation connects for the first time directly the two heaviest elementary particles of the Standard Model: the top quark, which was discovered in 1995… More »

It doesn’t seem like collisions of particles with no mass should be able to produce the “mass-giving” boson, the Higgs. But every other second at the LHC, they do.

From the BBC, March 30, 2018: Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer talks with the BBC about DUNE, the value of neutrino research, the Large Hadron Collider, and the construction of a Higgs factory.

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.