June 14th, 2024

Peter Higgs, who proposed existence of Higgs boson particle, has died at 94, university says

By The Associated Press on April 9, 2024.

LONDON (AP) – Nobel prize-winning physicist Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of the Higgs boson particle, has died at age 94, the University of Edinburgh said Tuesday.

Higgs predicted the existence of a new particle – the so-called Higgs boson – in 1964. But it would be almost 50 years before the particle’s existence could be confirmed at the Large Hadron Collider.

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