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Star Talk: Higgs boson, ‘God Particle,’ celebrates its first birthday

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Just about one year ago in the world’s greatest “atom-smashing” machine, a significant discovery in science occurred. After almost 50 years since an elementary piece of matter was first proposed to exist, and after decades of searching for the object, the elusive “God Particle” was found. Known formally as the Higgs boson, it is not only important to scientists who research the scientific discipline of particle physics, but to astronomers as well. The “Higgs” is ...

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