Higgs, Higgs, Hooray!

10 years of research with the Higgs particle

The Higgs turns 10 years. On July 4, 2012, CERN announced the discovery of the Higgs boson. It was the last missing piece of the puzzle in the Standard Model of particle physics, which describes the known matter in the universe. Research institutions in Germany and around the world are celebrating the birthday of the Higgs particle on July 4 this year.

The Max Planck Institute for Physics is joining in!

Our anniversary event, which we are organizing in collaboration with the Cluster of Excellence ORIGINS, will take place on July 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Max Planck Institute for Physics.

At 8 pm, a small birthday party will take place in the foyer, where participants can exchange ideas with scientists*.

Several short lectures and some entertaining intermezzos are planned. The focus will of course be on the birthday boy: How did Peter Higgs and his colleagues "find" the Higgs particle in their calculations? Why did it take so long to actually discover it?

By the way, with its discovery, the research on the Higgs boson is far from finished. The more details become known about the Higgs and its interactions, the better we understand the structure of matter in the universe.