Backgrounders

LHC restart

On the Higgs boson

Factsheet - CERN and the Higgs boson

Factsheet for journalists about CERN and the Higgs boson. Created for the announcement of a Nobel prize for Higgs and Englert in 2013

Higgs update 4 July

CERN observes new fundamental particle – what comes next?

Higgs boson - Higgs limit FAQ for EPS-HEP 2011

Extracts from a paper by the CERN Scientific Policy Committee on the scientific significance of the possible exclusion regions of the Higgs

Important terms in Higgs research

Use our glossary of important terms from particle physics and statistics to inform your articles on the Higgs boson

The Higgs boson: Evolution or revolution?

Discovering the Higgs particle at the LHC would be a triumph, but showing that it doesn’t exist could be just as exciting

Other topics in physics

Compositeness

The unprecedented energy of proton collisions at the LHC could be what scientists need to find a new world of subatomic particles

Dark matter

Dark matter makes up more than 80% of all the matter in the universe, but it can only be detected by its gravitational effects

Extra dimensions

Of the four forces that govern the way particles interact, gravity is the weakest. Could the weakness be due to as-yet-undetected dimensions?

First result from the AMS experiment

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Collaboration announces the publication of its first physics result in Physical Review Letters

Fourth-generation particles

Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider could reveal additional types of subatomic particles that make up our universe

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