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bosons

(boh -zonz) A class of elementary particles with integer values (positive, negative, or zero) of spin; the photon is an example. More than one boson can exist with an identical set of quantum numbers (numbers assigned to the various quantities that describe a particle). See also fermions; fundamental forces.
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The geometric picture of the IBM can be investigated by introducing the intrinsic coherent state which is expressed as a boson condensate [19]:
One theory that could be tested suggests that the Higgs boson can give birth to particles of dark matter.
In July 2012, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, near Geneva, announced the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson (SN: 7/28/12, p.
It had proved elusive until scientists finally found what they believe is the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva in 2012.
Washington, June 23 ( ANI ): Scientists have discovered evidence for the first time, which suggests direct decay of Higgs boson into fermions.
He wrote two scientific papers on his theory and was eventually published in the Physical Review Letters journal, sparking a 40-year hunt for the Higgs boson.
Of all the fundamental particles, the Higgs boson stands out as being fundamentally different from all the rest.
The Higgs boson was first proposed as a theoretical particle in the 1960s as an answer to the question of why other subatomic particles have mass, and why electromagnetic force has a much longer range than the weak nuclear force, which is responsible for radioactive decay.
Scientists at Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, announced yesterday the LHC had found a new particle "consistent" with the description of the Higgs boson, the so-called "God Particle".
They hope the effects of the high-energy collision will reveal the existence of Higgs boson.
Although I've been reading about the Higgs boson off and on for years, I can't really put my finger on what it is, so you'll just have to trust my sources, who assure me that it is - hypothetically, of course - a massive elementary particle that would tie up the loose ends in the Standard Model.
ST will supply specially designed silicon sensors that will detect nuclear particles generated in the LHC experiments, including experiments designed to detect the particle known as the Higgs Boson whose existence, if verified, has crucial implications for theoretical physics.