Café and Kosmos on July 19, 2022

Café & Kosmos: 10 Years of the Higgs Boson - Review and Perspective

Collision event with Higgs boson in the ATLAS detector (Photo: ATLAS/CERN)

Collision event with Higgs boson in the ATLAS detector (Photo: ATLAS/CERN)

On July 4, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Higgs discovery. Dr. Dominik Duda from the Max Planck Institute for Physics takes this opportunity to review the first 10 years of research on this special particle. The Higgs boson is the "visible" emissary of the Higgs field, which gives mass to other particles. But what else do we know about the Higgs boson ? How has it changed research in particle physics? Finally, we also address the exciting question of whether the Higgs boson has siblings - and what this would mean for our understanding of the universe.