higgs boson

The big scientific discoveries of 2012

As we close out a year of scientific discoveries, many of which attracted discussion here on Sciblogs, its worth looking at some of the big science-related stories that captured public attention in 2012. My colleagues at the Australian Science Media Centre has done most of the work for me – issuing just before Christmas a […]


Podcast: Higgs, I think we have it!

EPISODE 35: This week’s podcast looks at how the news out of CERN about the discovery of a Higgs-like boson was received by the world. How did the media do in describing what the Higgs Boson actually is and did what’s the future for the Large Hadron Collider. We hear from an experimental physicist about […]


We have a new particle – and it looks Higgsy

Scientists this evening confirmed they have discovered a particle fitting the description of the Higgs Boson, the so-called ‘god particle’ that is seen as key to expanding our knowledge of particle physics and the make-up of the universe. Confirmation that the Higgs Boson-like particle had been discovered in experiments carried out at the Large Hadron […]