Plus Advent Calendar Door #23: Ho Ho Higgs!

Oh! Look! The Higgs! If only we'd known it has been hiding behind this door all along.

Hooray for Higgs
"It's a great day for particle physics," says Ben Allanach, a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge. "It's very exciting, I think we're on the verge of the Higgs discovery." And indeed, it seems like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has given particle physics an early Christmas present — compelling evidence that the famous Higgs boson exists.

Countdown to the Higgs
Finding the Higgs: Ben Allanach explains it is not about catching a glimpse of the beast itself, but instead keeping a careful count of the evidence it leaves behind.

Particle hunting at the LHC
What goes on at CERN and why the hubbub about the Large Hadron Collider, known as the LHC?

The LHC for dummies
A quick overview of the world's biggest physics experiment.

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