Peter Higgs( b.1929), British theoretical physicist. In 1964, Higgs predicted the existence of a new type of fundamental particle, called the Higgs boson, that is thought to give other particles mass. This particle is required by many of the Grand Unified Theories (or GUTs) which hope to explain three of the fundamental forces (electromagnetism and the weak and the strong nuclear forces) in a single unified theory. The Higgs boson is one of the main challenges of high-energy particle accelerators such as the large hadron collider (LHC) at CERN (the European particle physics laboratory). The discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson was announced by scientists at CERN on the 4th July 2012. Further analysis will be needed to confirm the results.

Peter Higgs( b.1929), British theoretical physicist. In 1964, Higgs predicted the existence of a new type of fundamental particle, called the Higgs boson, that is thought to give other particles mass. This particle is required by many of the Grand Unified Theories (or GUTs) which hope to explain three of the fundamental forces (electromagnetism and the weak and the strong nuclear forces) in a single unified theory. The Higgs boson is one of the main challenges of high-energy particle accelerators such as the large hadron collider (LHC) at CERN (the European particle physics laboratory). The discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson was announced by scientists at CERN on the 4th July 2012. Further analysis will be needed to confirm the results.

Peter Higgs, British physicist

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