Definition of Higgs boson in English:

Higgs boson

Syllabification: Higgs boson
Pronunciation: /ˌhigz ˈbōsän
 
/
(also Higgs particle)

noun

Physics
  • A subatomic particle whose existence is predicted by the theory that unified the weak and electromagnetic interactions.
    More example sentences
    • He suggested that the priority for scientists using the ILC would be to better understand the Higgs particle, a theoretical particle which, if it exists, would explain why matter has mass.
    • Scientists are also intensifying their hunt for the Higgs boson, a force particle which is thought to account for mass.
    • Some time ago, Professor Stephen Hawking bet 100 that the Higgs particle would never be found.

Origin

1970s: named after Peter W. Higgs (1929–), English physicist.

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