Higgs Boson Discovery

4 July 2012

A Higgs candidate event recorded by the ATLAS detector.

The scientific community is celebrating one of the most significant achievements for several decades. The search for the Higgs boson has been conducted at CERN's Large Hadron Collider by the ATLAS and CMS experiments. Results were presented on the 4th July 2012, showing a clear 5 sigma observation of a new particle decaying, as is predicted by the Standard Model Higgs boson.

This event display shows one of the Higgs candidate events recorded by the ATLAS detector, in which the UCL High Energy Physics group has a major involvement.

For further information, including the CERN press release, see the CERN homepage