The Higgs boson, or “God particle,” is believed to be the particle which gives mass to matter. The standard model suggests that there is an elementary particle, the Higgs boson, which would produce the effect of mass.
The Higgs boson (often referred as God particle) is a type of elementary particle within the Standard Model of particle physics. It plays a key role in modern scientific theories of the universe and its existence or non-existence is considered pivotal in determining which theories about the nature of the physical universe are more likely to be correct.Symbol - H0Theorized - F. Englert, R. Brout, P. Higgs, G. S. Guralnik, C. R. Hagen, and T. W. B. Kibble (1964) Types - 1 in the Standard Model; 5 or more in supersymmetric modelsMASS - 125.3±0.6 GeV/c, ∼126.5 GeV/c
The discovery would confirmthe Standard Model of physics. Other particles predicted by this theory have already been detected. With the missing Higgs boson now believed to be discovered, scientists can look at other riddles of the cosmos- like the misterious dark matter and energy, antimatter, supersymmetry etc- with more surety.
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