From lab-bench experiments to gigantic machines built and run by people from all over the world, this journey through our collection explores the history of particle physics.
All the different particles and antiparticles fit together in what’s called the Standard Model of particle physics. Here’s a handy guide from our friends Max the demon and Tangle the cat.
On the evening of 3 July 2012, Higgs shared this bottle of champagne with theoretical physicist John Ellis and Chris Llewellyn Smith, former director of CERN, the European particle physics laboratory. The next day, CERN announced the discovery of the particle Higgs had proposed in 1964: the Higgs boson.
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