Backgrounders

On the Higgs boson

12 steps - From idea to discovery

Discover the 12 steps that take the physicists from an idea to a discovery

CERN and the Higgs boson

Information for journalists about CERN and the Higgs boson. Sheet created for the announcement of a Nobel prize for Higgs and Englert in 2013

Higgs update 4 July

CERN observes new fundamental particle – what comes next?

Higgs limit FAQ for EPS-HEP 2011

Extracts from a paper by the CERN Scientific Policy Committee on the scientific significance of the possible exclusion regions of the Higgs

Important terms in Higgs research

Use our glossary of important terms from particle physics and statistics to inform your articles on the Higgs boson

LHC restart

The collaborations made the most of the long shutdown to upgrade their detectors. Here we look back at the work before the start of LHC Season 2.

LHC facts and figures.

Videos from the LHC Season 2

The LHC will operate at 13 TeV – nearly double its previous energy – opening new frontiers in our understanding of the fundamental structure of matter

The LHC is ready to start up after two years of planned maintenance. How has the accelerator changed?

Other topics in physics

12 steps - From idea to discovery

Discover the 12 steps that take the physicists from an idea to a discovery

A stronger machine

The LHC is ready to start up after two years of planned maintenance. How has the accelerator changed?

CERN answers queries from social media

Responses to recent questions from social media

Compositeness

The unprecedented energy of proton collisions at the LHC could be what scientists need to find a new world of subatomic particles

Dark matter

Dark matter makes up more than 80% of all the matter in the universe, but it can only be detected by its gravitational effects

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