Earlier this week, Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson. Many of us are still trying to wrap our heads around the dynamic duo's discovery. These three cool GIFs from TED-ed will help. » 10/11/13 1:20pm 10/11/13 1:20pm

Stop calling it "The God Particle!"

We've heard the rumors. Now for the news physics nerds have been waiting for: the "official" discovery of the Higgs Boson. But something is gnawing at me like children on my lawn: this whole "God Particle" business. » 7/03/12 11:01am 7/03/12 11:01am

Have we really found the God Particle? CERN physicists say don't…

The internet is beside itself with rumors that the long-sought Higgs Boson has been found — but a representative from one of the teams searching for the so-called "God Particle" says to chill the frak out. So what's going on here? Are researchers waiting for an international physics conference in July to make their… » 6/20/12 11:43am 6/20/12 11:43am

This really could be the year we find the elusive Higgs Boson

"If nature is kind to us, we will find it next year." That's one physicist's bold prediction for when the Large Hadron Collider will detect the long-awaited Higgs Boson, the missing particle of the standard model of physics. » 1/02/11 12:00pm 1/02/11 12:00pm

What's the Matter with the Higgs Boson?

The search is on for the Higgs boson, and it seems likely that soon we'll find this mysterious particle that creates matter in the universe. But what if we don't? In this week's "Ask a Physicist," we'll find out. » 11/17/10 9:15am 11/17/10 9:15am