Where's Higgs?

A tutorial on the road to discovery

Divide into 3 groups and try to answer the questions in this activity. 

Foundation Question for all 3 groups

  • Why did theorist Peter Higgs and his colleagues propose this new boson?

Group questions:

  1. What are the Higgs field and the Higgs boson?
  2. What were some of the pre-LHC efforts to discover the Higgs boson?
  3. How was the Higgs finally discovered?


Document Resources:

Some of these resources are at a professional level. Please focus on what you learn and understand from them rather than on parts that are too technical or abstract. Of course, you are encouraged to ask questions.


Video Resources: