From the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, July 4, 2022: Why is the Higgs boson named the “God Particle”? Christened by Fermilab’s director from 1979–89, Leon Lederman, he popularized the name of the Higgs boson in the world of particle physics and won the Nobel Prize in 1988 for his work on neutrino research.
From The Big Think, June 29, 2022: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln highlights the 10 year anniversary of the Higgs boson, what we have learned in the past decade and what the next ten years of research and discovery may bring.
On July 4, 2012, researchers at the CERN laboratory in Europe announced the discovery of the Higgs boson. It was a tremendous triumph for the Standard Model of particle physics and confirmed a prediction made nearly half a century prior. In 2022, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of that momentous discovery.