From Scientific American, June 6, 2018: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln explains the significance of scientists’ first observation of the famous Higgs boson, responsible for imparting mass, interacting with the heaviest particle in the universe.
From UPI, June 4, 2018: Fermilab Deputy Director Joe Lykken says that “deeply understanding how the Higgs interacts with known particles could help lead us to physics beyond the Standard Model.”
From Live Science, June 4, 2018: Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln writes about two new results on how scientists found the Higgs boson popping up along with the heaviest particle ever discovered. The results could help us better understand one of the most fundamental problems in physics — why matter has mass.
From Live Science, June 4, 2018: The Higgs boson appeared again at the world’s largest atom smasher — this time, alongside a top quark and an antitop quark, the heaviest known fundamental particles.
From NOVA NEXT, June 4, 2018: The CMS and ATLAS collaborations report a substantial new advance in the understanding of the Higgs boson, the particle that is responsible for giving mass to fundamental subatomic particles.
From CNN, June 4, 2018: Scientists from the CMS and ATLAS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have observed the most massive known fundamental subatomic particle directly interacting with an energy field that gives mass to the building blocks of the universe.
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…