Higgs boson behaves as expected, studies confirm

The “most comprehensive study” of the Higgs boson yet done shows the particle is behaving exactly as expected and could help unlock some of physics’ biggest mysteries, including the nature of dark matter, scientists say.

Two new studies based on 10,000 trillion proton-on-proton collisions conducted inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) analyzed 8 million during its second run, which ended in 2018 Higgs boson Particles detected by the LHC’s ATLAS and CMS detectors.