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<p>In the <a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/secret-symmetry-and-higgs-boson-part-i">first part</a> of this article we explored Landau's theory of phase transitions in materials such as magnets. We now go on to see how this theory formed the basis of the Higgs mechanism, which postulates the existence of the mysterious Higgs boson and explains how the particles that make up our Universe came to have mass.</p> </div>
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<p><em>In the <a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/secret-symmetry-and-higgs-boson-part-i">first part</a> of this article we explored Landau's theory of phase transitions in materials such as magnets. We now go on to see how this theory formed the basis of the Higgs mechanism, which postulates the existence of the mysterious Higgs boson and explains how the particles that make up our Universe came to have mass.</em></p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/secret-symmetry-and-higgs-boson-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/secret-symmetry-and-higgs-boson-part-ii#commentsmathematical realityelectromagnetismelementaryparticlefundamental forceshiggshiggs bosonHiggs fieldmagnetic fieldsymmetryTue, 03 Jul 2012 13:08:35 +0000mf3445652 at https://plus.maths.org/contentSecret symmetry and the Higgs boson (Part I)
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It's official: the notorious Higgs boson has been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The Higgs is a subatomic particle whose existence was predicted by theoretical physics. Also termed the <em>god particle</em>, the Higgs boson is said to have given other particles their mass. But how did it do that? In this two-part article we explore the so-called <em>Higgs mechanism</em>, starting with the humble bar magnet and ending with a dramatic transformation of the early Universe. </div>
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<p>It's official: the notorious Higgs boson has been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The Higgs is a subatomic particle whose existence was predicted by theoretical physics. Also termed the <em>god particle</em>, the Higgs boson is said to have given other particles their mass. But how did it do that? In this two-part article we explore the so-called <em>Higgs mechanism</em>, starting with the humble bar magnet and ending with a dramatic transformation of the early Universe.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/secret-symmetry-and-higgs-boson-part-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/secret-symmetry-and-higgs-boson-part-i#commentsmathematical realityelectromagnetismelementaryparticlefundamental forceshiggshiggs bosonHiggs fieldmagnetic fieldsymmetryTue, 03 Jul 2012 13:07:35 +0000mf3445651 at https://plus.maths.org/contentBorn from broken symmetry
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The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded. </div>
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<p>The <a href="http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/">2008 Nobel Prize in Physics</a> has been awarded to three men whose work has contributed significantly to our understanding of why we're here.<p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/born-broken-symmetry" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/born-broken-symmetry#commentsBig Bangelementaryparticlefundamental forceshiggshiggs bosonHiggs fieldNobel prizeparticle physicssymmetryThu, 09 Oct 2008 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2459 at https://plus.maths.org/content