May 29th is Peter Higgs birthday. Higgs is a British physicist who proposed a particle that was responsible for the origin of mass called the Higgs boson. This particle is a centerpiece of the modern Standard Model of elementary particles, but has yet to be detected. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN may produce the energy levels necessary for its creation and prove or disprove the current Standard Model.
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