H [140] Its quantum would be a scalar boson, known as the Higgs boson.[141]. The discovery of the Higgs boson relied on measurements of its decay to vector bosons. The result is that particles of different types will have different masses. It is known from experiments that they have non-zero mass. It can have this effect because of its unusual "Mexican hat" shaped potential whose lowest "point" is not at its "centre". With the discovery of the Higgs boson announced on July the 4th 2012, the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations found the long-sought missing piece of the Standard Model of elementary particles, attaining one of the main objectives of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with a dataset far smaller than initially estimated. Eureka! ν [97] By around November 2011, the anomalous data at 125 GeV was becoming "too large to ignore" (although still far from conclusive), and the team leaders at both ATLAS and CMS each privately suspected they might have found the Higgs. This involves accelerating a large number of particles to extremely high energies and extremely close to the speed of light, then allowing them to smash together. Some particles interact with the Higgs field while others don’t. > It suggests that other hypothetical scalar fields suggested by other theories, from the inflaton to quintessence, could perhaps exist as well.[30][31]. In 'naive' gauge theories, gauge bosons and other fundamental particles are all massless – also a symmetrical situation. [17] Lederman wrote it in the context of failing US government support for the Superconducting Super Collider,[181] a partially constructed titanic[182][183] competitor to the Large Hadron Collider with planned collision energies of 2 × 20 TeV that was championed by Lederman since its 1983 inception[181][184][185] and shut down in 1993. An educational collaboration involving an LHC physicist and a High School Teachers at CERN educator suggests that dispersion of light – responsible for the rainbow and dispersive prism – is a useful analogy for the Higgs field's symmetry breaking and mass-causing effect. . "Chasing the Higgs Boson: How 2 teams of rivals at CERN searched for physics' most elusive particle", "Englert–Brout–Higgs–Guralnik–Hagen–Kibble mechanism (history)", "Englert-Brout-Higgs-Guralnik-Hagen-Kibble mechanism (history)". λ [52][83] All three reached similar conclusions, despite their very different approaches: Higgs' paper essentially used classical techniques, Englert and Brout's involved calculating vacuum polarisation in perturbation theory around an assumed symmetry-breaking vacuum state, and GHK used operator formalism and conservation laws to explore in depth the ways in which Goldstone's theorem may be worked around. [73][75], The resulting electroweak theory and Standard Model have accurately predicted (among other things) weak neutral currents, three bosons, the top and charm quarks, and with great precision, the mass and other properties of some of these. The importance of the Higgs boson is largely that it is able to be examined using existing knowledge and experimental technology, as a way to confirm and study the entire Higgs field theory. On 31 July 2012, the ATLAS collaboration presented additional data analysis on the "observation of a new particle", including data from a third channel, which improved the significance to 5.9 sigma (1 in 588 million chance of obtaining at least as strong evidence by random background effects alone) and mass 126.0 ± 0.4 (stat) ± 0.4 (sys) GeV/c2,[115] and CMS improved the significance to 5-sigma and mass 125.3 ± 0.4 (stat) ± 0.5 (sys) GeV/c2. A computer-generated image of a Higgs interaction The Higgs boson (or Higgs particle) is a particle in the Standard Model of physics. [53][54] Initially, the mathematical theory behind spontaneous symmetry breaking was conceived and published within particle physics by Yoichiro Nambu in 1960,[55] and the concept that such a mechanism could offer a possible solution for the "mass problem" was originally suggested in 1962 by Philip Anderson (who had previously written papers on broken symmetry and its outcomes in superconductivity. [o], In January 2013, CERN director-general Rolf-Dieter Heuer stated that based on data analysis to date, an answer could be possible 'towards' mid-2013,[127] and the deputy chair of physics at Brookhaven National Laboratory stated in February 2013 that a "definitive" answer might require "another few years" after the collider's 2015 restart. Quadratic terms in Most of these factors are fixed by the Standard Model, except for the mass of the Higgs boson itself. This is no catastrophe, since the photon field is not an observable, and one can readily show that the S-matrix elements, which are observable have covariant structures. At the beginning of the 1960s a number of these particles had been discovered or proposed, along with theories suggesting how they relate to each other, some of which had already been reformulated as field theories in which the objects of study are not particles and forces, but quantum fields and their symmetries. 1 More collision data allows better confirmation of the physical properties of any new particle observed, and allows physicists to decide whether it is indeed a Higgs boson as described by the Standard Model or some other hypothetical new particle. A new particle with a mass of 125 GeV was discovered in 2012 and later confirmed to be the Higgs boson with more precise measurements. The importance of this fundamental question led to a 40-year search, and the construction of one of the world's most expensive and complex experimental facilities to date, CERN's Large Hadron Collider,[20] in an attempt to create Higgs bosons and other particles for observation and study. [97] On 28 November 2011, at an internal meeting of the two team leaders and the director general of CERN, the latest analyses were discussed outside their teams for the first time, suggesting both ATLAS and CMS might be converging on a possible shared result at 125 GeV, and initial preparations commenced in case of a successful finding. Lee was a significant populist for the theory in its early stages, and habitually attached the name "Higgs" as a "convenient shorthand" for its components from 1972[11][166][171][172][173] and in at least one instance from as early as 1966. The new particle was subsequently confirmed to match the expected properties of a Higgs boson. [129], This also makes the particle the first elementary scalar particle to be discovered in nature. In Miller's analogy, the Higgs field is compared to political party workers spread evenly throughout a room. [c] In 1962 physicist Philip Anderson, working in the field of condensed matter physics, observed that symmetry breaking played a role in superconductivity, and may have relevance to the problem of gauge invariance in particle physics. Although the Higgs field exists everywhere, proving its existence was far from easy. {\displaystyle \phi ^{1}=\phi ^{2}=\phi ^{3}=0} In this model, the fundamental forces in nature arise from properties of our universe called gauge invariance and symmetries. Discovery of the Higgs Boson Jianming Qian University of Michigan May 6-8, 2019, Duke University A Journey of half a century. Other analogies based on resistance of macro objects moving through media (such as people moving through crowds, or some objects moving through syrup or molasses) are commonly used but misleading, since the Higgs field does not actually resist particles, and the effect of mass is not caused by resistance. Following the 1962 and 1963 papers, three groups of researchers independently published the 1964 PRL symmetry breaking papers with similar conclusions and for all cases, not just some limited cases. It is also very unstable, decaying into other particles almost immediately. u,d,e . {\displaystyle \lambda _{\text{u,d,e}}^{i\,j}} | [32], More speculatively, the Higgs field has also been proposed as the energy of the vacuum, which at the extreme energies of the first moments of the Big Bang caused the universe to be a kind of featureless symmetry of undifferentiated, extremely high energy. The Standard Model leaves the mass of the Higgs boson as a parameter to be measured, rather than a value to be calculated. This cosmological constant problem remains a major unanswered problem in physics. [15] This meant that either gauge invariance was an incorrect approach, or something else – unknown – was giving these particles their mass. μ i   For a Higgs boson with a mass of 125 GeV/c2 the SM predicts a mean life time of about 1.6×10−22 s.[b]. In the Standard Model, there exists the possibility that the underlying state of our universe – known as the "vacuum" – is long-lived, but not completely stable. On 10 December 2013, two of the physicists, Peter Higgs and François Englert, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their theoretical predictions. Discovery of the Higgs boson was one of the principal tasks scheduled for the Superconducting Super Collider, which the U.S. Congress canceled in 1993. "[197]   0 The Higgs boson is an elementary particle in the Standard Model of particle physics produced by the quantum excitation of the Higgs field,[8][9] one of the fields in particle physics theory. L,R More studies are needed to verify with higher precision that the discovered particle has all of the properties predicted, or whether, as described by some theories, multiple Higgs bosons exist. v The collider needed to have a high luminosity in order to ensure enough collisions were seen for conclusions to be drawn. [167], A considerable amount has been written on how Higgs' name came to be exclusively used. [110], On 4 July 2012 both of the CERN experiments announced they had independently made the same discovery:[111] CMS of a previously unknown boson with mass 125.3 ± 0.6 GeV/c2[112][113] and ATLAS of a boson with mass 126.0 ± 0.6 GeV/c2. The quarks and the leptons interact with the Higgs field through Yukawa interaction terms: where [98] It was therefore widely anticipated around the end of 2011, that the LHC would provide sufficient data to either exclude or confirm the finding of a Higgs boson by the end of 2012, when their 2012 collision data (with slightly higher 8 TeV collision energy) had been examined.[98][99]. [40][41][42] A 125–127 GeV Higgs mass seems to be extremely close to the boundary for stability, but a definitive answer requires much more precise measurements of the pole mass of the top quark. [90], The Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland, was designed specifically to be able to either confirm or exclude the existence of the Higgs boson. The field required for this to happen (which was purely hypothetical at the time) became known as the Higgs field (after Peter Higgs, one of the researchers) and the mechanism by which it led to symmetry breaking, known as the Higgs mechanism. [3] The second most common fermion decay at that mass is a tau–antitau pair, which happens only about 6.3% of the time.[3]. As more precise measurements of its properties are made, more advanced extensions may be suggested or excluded. Charged Higgs boson discovery prospects Baradhwaj Coleppa ,1,* Agnivo Sarkar,1,† and Santosh Kumar Rai2,‡ 1Physics Discipline, Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar, Palaj Campus, Gujarat 382355, India 2Regional Centre for Accelerator-based Particle Physics, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, HBNI, Chhatnag Road, Jhusi, Prayagraj (Allahabad) 211019, India [196], A renaming competition by British newspaper The Guardian in 2009 resulted in their science correspondent choosing the name "the champagne bottle boson" as the best submission: "The bottom of a champagne bottle is in the shape of the Higgs potential and is often used as an illustration in physics lectures. B In this scenario, the universe as we know it could effectively be destroyed by collapsing into a more stable vacuum state. [m] The most common expected processes for Higgs boson production are: Quantum mechanics predicts that if it is possible for a particle to decay into a set of lighter particles, then it will eventually do so. v {\displaystyle g} ", "A quasi-political explanation of the Higgs boson; for Mr. Waldegrave, UK Science Minister, 1993", "Ten things you may not know about the Higgs boson", "What's the Matter with the Higgs Boson? There will be some people (in Miller's example an anonymous person) who pass through the crowd with ease, paralleling the interaction between the field and particles that do not interact with it, such as massless photons. [153] Tachyon condensation drives a physical system that has reached a local limit – and might naively be expected to produce physical tachyons – to an alternate stable state where no physical tachyons exist. [164] This is also true for the Higgs boson. Proving the existence of the Higgs boson could prove whether the Higgs field existed, and therefore finally prove whether the Standard Model's explanation was correct. Historically, this was the only particle to be discovered through a loop induced production mode. In addition, there was a small (but not significant) excess of events possibly indicating a Higgs boson with a mass between 115 GeV/c2 and 140 GeV/c2. Following the discovery of this particle, both theoretical and experimental physicists have been attempting to … In the paper by Higgs the boson is massive, and in a closing sentence Higgs writes that "an essential feature" of the theory "is the prediction of incomplete multiplets of scalar and vector bosons". [50] [text condensed], The Higgs mechanism is a process by which vector bosons can acquire rest mass without explicitly breaking gauge invariance, as a byproduct of spontaneous symmetry breaking. In July 2018, the ATLAS and CMS experiments reported observing the Higgs boson decay into a pair of bottom quarks, which makes up approximately 60% of all of its decays.[137][138][139]. [d] During the 1970s these theories rapidly became the Standard Model of particle physics. [8][9] Conversely, proof that the Higgs field and boson do not exist would have also been significant. [59], These approaches were quickly developed into a full relativistic model, independently and almost simultaneously, by three groups of physicists: by François Englert and Robert Brout in August 1964;[60] by Peter Higgs in October 1964;[61] and by Gerald Guralnik, Carl Hagen, and Tom Kibble (GHK) in November 1964. [61] (Frank Close comments that 1960s gauge theorists were focused on the problem of massless vector bosons, and the implied existence of a massive scalar boson was not seen as important; only Higgs directly addressed it. [43], If measurements of the Higgs boson suggest that our universe lies within a false vacuum of this kind, then it would imply – more than likely in many billions of years[44][i] – that the universe's forces, particles, and structures could cease to exist as we know them (and be replaced by different ones), if a true vacuum happened to nucleate. By the late 1950s, physicists had not resolved these issues and were still unable to create a comprehensive theory for particle physics, because all attempts to solve this problem just created more theoretical problems. The Higgs boson is the visible manifestation of the Higgs field, rather like a wave at the surface of the sea. [94] By December 2011 the two main particle detectors at the LHC, ATLAS and CMS, had narrowed down the mass range where the Higgs could exist to around 116-130 GeV (ATLAS) and 115-127 GeV (CMS). are the Pauli matrices (a complete set generators of the SU(2) symmetry), and As of July 2011, the precision electroweak measurements tell us that the mass of the Higgs boson is likely to be less than about 161 GeV/c2 at 95% confidence level. Examining decay patterns. 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Field theories had been used with great success in understanding the electromagnetic field and the strong force, but by around 1960 all attempts to create a gauge invariant theory for the weak force (and its combination with fundamental force electromagnetism, the electroweak interaction) had consistently failed, with gauge theories thereby starting to fall into disrepute as a result. > In 1913, Danish physicist Niels Bohr revealed the inner world of the atom: a positively charged nucleus orbited by negatively charged electrons. 2", "Letters from the Past - A PRL Retrospective", Letters from the Past – A PRL Retrospective, "J. J. 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The two forces can be described within the same theory, which forms the basis of the Standard Model. As of 2018, in-depth research shows the particle continuing to behave in line with predictions for the Standard Model Higgs boson. There will be other people (in Miller's example the British prime minister) who would find their progress being continually slowed by the swarm of admirers crowding around, paralleling the interaction for particles that do interact with the field and by doing so, acquire a finite mass. The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question? For example, Coleman found in a study that "essentially no-one paid any attention" to Weinberg's paper prior to 1971[76] and discussed by David Politzer in his 2004 Nobel speech. {\displaystyle B_{\mu }} HowStuffWorks: What exactly is the Higgs Boson? ϕ The book sought in part to promote awareness of the significance and need for such a project in the face of its possible loss of funding. In the Standard Model, the Higgs boson has a number of indirect effects; most notably, Higgs loops result in tiny corrections to masses of the W and Z bosons. [167], The alternative explanation is that the name was popularised in the 1970s due to its use as a convenient shorthand or because of a mistake in citing. The book is well written but sometimes lacks in clarity. ", "For Nobel, They Can Thank the 'God Particle, "India: Enough about Higgs, let's discuss the boson", "Charge independence theory of V-particles", "Spontaneous symmetry breaking, gauge theories, the Higgs mechanism and all that", "Dynamical Model of Elementary Particles Based on an Analogy with Superconductivity", "Broken Symmetries and the Goldstone Theorem", Hunting the Higgs Boson at C.M.S. This non-zero value could in theory break electroweak symmetry. Additionally, whatever was giving these particles their mass had to not "break" gauge invariance as the basis for other parts of the theories where it worked well, and had to not require or predict unexpected massless particles or long-range forces (seemingly an inevitable consequence of Goldstone's theorem) which did not actually seem to exist in nature. The Standard Model includes a field of the kind needed to "break" electroweak symmetry and give particles their correct mass. When symmetry breaks under these conditions, the Goldstone bosons that arise interact with the Higgs field (and with other particles capable of interacting with the Higgs field) instead of becoming new massless particles. [142] The heavily researched Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) includes a Type-II 2HDM Higgs sector, so it could be disproven by evidence of a Type-I 2HDM Higgs. [18][19], The three papers written in 1964 were each recognised as milestone papers during Physical Review Letters's 50th anniversary celebration. The intractable problems of both underlying theories "neutralise" each other, and the residual outcome is that elementary particles acquire a consistent mass based on how strongly they interact with the Higgs field. [d][17]:22 One crucial prediction was that a matching particle called the "Higgs boson" should also exist. i [121] Despite this, in late 2012, widespread media reports announced (incorrectly) that a Higgs boson had been confirmed during the year. Il bosone di Higgs è un bosone elementare, massivo e scalare associato al campo di Higgs, che svolge un ruolo fondamentale nel Modello standard conferendo la massa alle particelle elementari. However space is vast – with even, If the Standard Model is valid, then the particles and forces we observe in our universe exist as they do, because of underlying quantum fields. Last July, scientists announced they had found something [117], In November 2012, in a conference in Kyoto researchers said evidence gathered since July was falling into line with the basic Standard Model more than its alternatives, with a range of results for several interactions matching that theory's predictions. [116] It has units of mass, and is the only free parameter of the Standard Model that is not a dimensionless number. ′ = It is the simplest known process capable of giving mass to the gauge bosons while remaining compatible with gauge theories. i [24], Examples of tests used to validate that the discovered particle is the Higgs boson:[119][130]. 0 In this kind of speculation, the single unified field of a Grand Unified Theory is identified as (or modelled upon) the Higgs field, and it is through successive symmetry breakings of the Higgs field, or some similar field, at phase transitions that the presently known forces and fields of the universe arise.[48]. Take a peek behind the scenes of the discovery of the Higgs boson. Something similar happens in an electric field – charged objects are pulled around and neutral objects can sail through unaffected. m [118][119], These findings meant that as of January 2013, scientists were very sure they had found an unknown particle of mass ~ 125 GeV/c2, and had not been misled by experimental error or a chance result. Lederman's editor decided that the title was too controversial and convinced him to change the title to The God Particle: If the Universe is the Answer, What is the Question? 0 , For example, in technicolor the role of the Higgs field is played by strongly bound pairs of fermions called techniquarks. ... in gauge theories one might arrange things so that one had a symmetry breakdown because of the noninvariance of the vacuum; but, because the Goldstone et al. W 4 [100][101][102], On 22 June 2012 CERN announced an upcoming seminar covering tentative findings for 2012,[103][104] and shortly afterwards (from around 1 July 2012 according to an analysis of the spreading rumour in social media[105]) rumours began to spread in the media that this would include a major announcement, but it was unclear whether this would be a stronger signal or a formal discovery. [116] The most common such process is the decay into a pair of gluons through a loop of virtual heavy quarks. In the 1970s, physicists realised that there are very close ties between two of the four fundamental forces – the weak force and the electromagnetic force. λ Decay into massless gauge bosons (i.e., gluons or photons) is also possible, but requires intermediate loop of virtual heavy quarks (top or bottom) or massive gauge bosons. [116] To allow more opportunity for data collection, the LHC's proposed 2012 shutdown and 2013–14 upgrade were postponed by seven weeks into 2013. The discovery of the Higgs boson was made in the ggF mode. [186] Lederman, a leading researcher in the field, writes that he wanted to title his book The Goddamn Particle: If the Universe is the Answer, What is the Question? Right: The four-lepton "golden channel": Boson emits two Z bosons, which each decay into two leptons (electrons, muons). Various analogies have been used to describe the Higgs field and boson, including analogies with well-known symmetry-breaking effects such as the rainbow and prism, electric fields, and ripples on the surface of water. For other uses, see, Symmetry breaking of the electroweak interaction, Scalar fields and extension of the Standard Model, Nature of the universe, and its possible fates, Vacuum energy and the cosmological constant, The new particle tested as a possible Higgs boson, Confirmation of existence and current status, Further theoretical issues and hierarchy problem, Technical aspects and mathematical formulation, Popular science, mass media, and general coverage. and [emphasis in original], Elementary particle related to the Higgs field giving particles mass, "God Particle" redirects here. The first is that Higgs undertook a step which was either unique, clearer or more explicit in his paper in formally predicting and examining the particle. ", "Higgs boson metaphors as clear as molasses", "The Higgs particle: an analogy for Physics classroom (section)", "Finally – A Higgs Boson Story Anyone Can Understand", "How will we know when the Higgs particle has been detected? [82]:154, 166, 175) In the paper by GHK the boson is massless and decoupled from the massive states. Fortunately, theorists Robert Brout, François Englert and Peter Higgs made a proposal that was to solve this problem. {\displaystyle B_{\mu }} [8][9], The existence of the Higgs field became the last unverified part of the Standard Model of particle physics, and for several decades was considered "the central problem in particle physics".[18][19]. = {\displaystyle \phi } Fortunately, the Standard Model precisely predicts the likelihood of each of these, and each known process, occurring. , In particular, exploration since 2015 has provided strong evidence of the predicted direct decay into fermions such as pairs of bottom quarks (3.6 σ) – described as an "important milestone" in understanding its short lifetime and other rare decays – and also to confirm decay into pairs of tau leptons (5.9 σ). Negative parity was also disfavoured if spin-0 was confirmed. The highest possible mass scale allowed for the Higgs boson (or some other electroweak symmetry breaking mechanism) is 1.4 TeV; beyond this point, the Standard Model becomes inconsistent without such a mechanism, because unitarity is violated in certain scattering processes. The Nobel prize has a limit of three persons to share an award, and some possible winners are already prize holders for other work, or are deceased (the prize is only awarded to persons in their lifetime). ϕ In practice, many processes may produce similar decay signatures. The Higgs field is a scalar field with a "Mexican hat-shaped" potential. This effect occurs because scalar field components of the Higgs field are "absorbed" by the massive bosons as degrees of freedom, and couple to the fermions via Yukawa coupling, thereby producing the expected mass terms. Quantum of the Higgs boson particles – gauge bosons – acting as force carriers was just one Higgs doublet to... In superconductivity, a Higgs boson. 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