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Particle Colliders and the Universe

  • Yasunori NomuraEmail author
  • Bill Poirier
  • John Terning
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Part of the Multiversal Journeys book series (MVJ)

Abstract

Another scary headline appeared on CNET in 2014 proclaiming “Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the Universe.” To understand what Hawking was referring to takes a little bit of work.First of all, what the media calls “the God particle” is what physicists call the Higgs boson.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUC DavisDavisUSA

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