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July/August 2022 (Volume 31, number 7)

A Particle is Born: Making the Higgs Famous

Science communicators had a field day with the 2012 Higgs discovery.

By Michael Schirber

This article—available on Physics Magazine—is part of a series that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Higgs boson discovery.

Newspapers around the world announcing the Higgs boson discover
Credit: CERN

The Higgs discovery was covered by newspapers around the world.

Michael Schirber is a Corresponding Editor for Physics Magazine based in Lyon, France.

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Editor: Taryn MacKinney

July/August 2022 (Volume 31, number 7)

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What Was the Climate Like 1,000 Years Ago? Ask Argon-39
Searching for New Molecules with Quantum Computers
Lighting Tiny Movie Sets With the World’s Most Intense X-Rays
Interview with Denis Bartolo, New Lead Editor of Physical Review X
John Schiffer, 1930-2022
Researchers Find Home in Division of Physics of Beams (DPB) and Look Ahead to August Meeting in New Mexico
APS Legacy Circle Profile: Cherrill Spencer
This Month in Physics History
Morgan State University, SURF, Bevatron Celebrated as APS Historic Sites
A Particle is Born: Making the Higgs Famous
FYI: Science Policy News From AIP
Letter to the Editor: First Woman to Race in the Indy 500
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