Higgs boson: the ‘god particle’ explained

The Higgs boson is the fundamental force-carrying particle of the Higgs field, which is responsible for imparting mass to other particles. This field was first proposed in the mid-1960s by Peter Higgs – after whom the particle is named and his colleagues.

The particle was finally discovered on July 4, 2012, by researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — the world’s most powerful particle accelerator — at the European Particle Physics Laboratory CERN, Switzerland.

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