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Peter Higgs, the brilliant physicist who predicted the existence of the Higgs boson particle, passed away last month. Prof. Eilam Gross, a physicist from the Weizmann Institute of Science who was part of the team that discovered the elusive "God particle", shares a poignant tribute to Higgs and their work together in this fantastic article shared by our friends at the Davidson Institute of Science Education.

Gross explains how "This is the biggest day of my life. I have been searching for the Higgs since I was a student in the 1980s. Even after 25 years, it still came as a surprise. No matter what you call it - we are no longer searching for the Higgs but measuring its properties."

Gross recounts the decades-long quest to find the particle that gives mass to all other particles, a journey that began with Higgs' groundbreaking 1964 papers. The discovery in 2012 at CERN's Large Hadron Collider was a triumph for theoretical physics and a testament to Higgs' foresight and tenacity.

While Higgs may be gone, his legacy lives on through the fundamental particle that bears his name - a profound contribution to our understanding of the universe.

davidson.weizmann.ac.il/en/online/sciencehistory/my-life-higgs-boson
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Peter Higgs, the brilliant physicist who predicted the existence of the Higgs boson particle, passed away last month. Prof. Eilam Gross, a physicist from the Weizmann Institute of Science who was part of the team that discovered the elusive God particle, shares a poignant tribute to Higgs and their work together in this fantastic article shared by our friends at the Davidson Institute of Science Education. 

Gross explains how This is the biggest day of my life. I have been searching for the Higgs since I was a student in the 1980s. Even after 25 years, it still came as a surprise. No matter what you call it - we are no longer searching for the Higgs but measuring its properties.

Gross recounts the decades-long quest to find the particle that gives mass to all other particles, a journey that began with Higgs groundbreaking 1964 papers. The discovery in 2012 at CERNs Large Hadron Collider was a triumph for theoretical physics and a testament to Higgs foresight and tenacity.

While Higgs may be gone, his legacy lives on through the fundamental particle that bears his name - a profound contribution to our understanding of the universe.

https://davidson.weizmann.ac.il/en/online/sciencehistory/my-life-higgs-boson
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