University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Sciences Lab

Higgs Boson Confirmation

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Photo of CMS disk being lowered into CMS cavern

Physicists working with the Large Hadron Collider have confirmed they have found the Higgs boson, the missing piece in Standard Model of Physics. Using the ATLAS and Compact Muon Solenoid experiments, scientists have amassed two and a half times as much data as they had when they announced they were 99% sure that they had found it in July of 2012.