Discovered ten years ago, the Higgs boson continues to fascinate people

Ten years ago, jubilant physicists working on the world’s most powerful scientific experiment, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, announced the discovery of the Higgs boson — a particle scientists had been searching for since 1964, when its existence first began was predicted.

“For particle physicists, the Higgs boson was the missing piece of the Standard Model,” Victoria Martin, Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Edinburgh in the UK, told