This Week's Topic:

Higgs Boson

The Higgs Boson, a particle so fundamental some call it 'the God particle'
The Plot Of The Week - No Higgs In Top Decays

Now that we know that the Higgs boson has a mass of 125 GeV and displays all the properties that...

A Precise Bound On The Higgs Boson Width

At 125 GeV of mass, the Higgs boson is a very heavy particle; yet its natural width is predicted...

The Quote Of The Week - Higgs On Anderson's Role In The Higgs Mechanism

"During the years 1962 to 1964 a debate developed about whether the Goldstone theorem could be...

The Hunt For The Higgs

Last Tuesday I was in Mantova, a pleasant little town in northern Italy, rich of monuments and...

The Quote Of The Week - Philip Anderson, Against HEP

"We haven't the foggiest idea what drives the new high-temperature superconductors, or what makes...

The INFN President Thanks Young Researchers, Advises Them To Seek Better Fortunes Abroad

The president Fernando Ferroni sent today an open, touching message to the personnel of the National...

Before The Higgs - Text For The Trash Bin

Today I was in the mood of cleaning up some areas of my labyrintic hard drive, after having performed...

And The Physics Nobel Prize Goes To...

HIGGS AND ENGLERT!Note: this article is being updated in real time as events unfold... Updates...

Invisible Higgs Not Seen !

One year has passed since the joint discovery, by the CMS and ATLAS experiments at the Large Hadron...

ATLAS Vs CMS Higgs Results: Which Experiment Has More Sensitivity ?

"Oh Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind ?"Good old Shelley inspired me to start today's...

Higgs Decays To B-Quarks From CMS

Finally the decay of Higgs bosons to b-quark pairs is emerging from LHC data, too. ...

The Higgs Lottery

The mediatic effect of the Higgs boson discovery of last July is clear to everybody. And CERN has...

Two Higgs After All ? A New Signal From CMS !

What looks like a tantalizing signal of the rare two-muon decay of the Higgs boson has been evidenced...

Eventually, The Tevatron Also Sees The Higgs!

I think I wrote a post about the "definitive results" of the CDF and DZERO experiments on the search...

The Boson Quandary

Here I vow to never "reblog", but exceptionally I will break that rule, translating from Italian...

Higgs Discovery Animation By CMS

For the series "ideas worth spreading", CMS has copied the nice idea of ATLAS of producing an animated...

Muonic Higgs Factory: My Question To Rubbia

Carlo Rubbia discussed the prospects of constructing a muon collider to produce large amounts of...

Higgs Status: Two Crucial Questions Still Lingering On

Now that the first of the Moriond conferences is over, and just as the second one starts, it is...

The Plot Of The Week - Higgs Windows Of Opportunity

Last week a new important paper appeared in the Arxiv: "MSSM Higgs Boson Searches at the LHC:Benchmark...

The Quote of the Week - Peter Higgs: Inventing an Elementary Particle

I quickly wrote a short paper, "Broken Symmetries, Massless Particles and Gauge Fields", which...

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