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Higgs Boson – How Particles Acquire Mass

In response to a 1993 challenge from the UK Science Minister to produce a one-page simple explanation of the Higgs boson, the following entries were submitted.  (Quoted from “Physics World”, Volume 6 Number 9). As we all know, the Higgs has been found in July 2012 by the Large Hadron Collider. 1. How Particles Acquire Mass By Mary and Ian Butterworth, Imperial College London, and Doris and Vigdor Teplitz, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA. Matter is made of molecules; molecules of atoms; atoms of a cloud of electrons about one-hundred-millionth of a centimeter and a nucleus about one-hundred-thousandth the...