Thursday 22 February 2018

Why the Higgs boson matters. . .

John von Radowitz

What would the world be like without the Higgs boson?

According to the Standard Model theory, it would not be recognisable. Without something to give mass to the basic building blocks of matter, everything would behave as light does, floating freely and not combining with other particles. Ordinary matter, as we know it, would not exist.

Is this the end of particle physics?

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