More secrets of the universe revealed as Higgs boson decays into fermions

By Mihir Shah,

The Higgs boson particle that was discovered by scientists two years ago is now known to decay into fermions. The Higgs particle, also known as the "god particle," was discovered by the Large Hadron Collider which is the world's most expensive science experiment ever conducted in Geneva, Switzerland.

According to HNGN, the Higgs boson is responsible for giving mass to elementary particles. This particle can be decayed into fermions, which are a heavy equivalent of electrons. The Higgs particle is capable of explaining how the universe operates at small scales, since it is the key component that plays a role in elementary particles. It is the fundamental model that supports the Standard Model of particle physics.

ITWire notes that this discovery is a further confirmation of the actual existence of the Higgs boson particle. The discovery of fermions was accomplished by firing protons against each other in a solenoid with a six meter diameter. The detectors helped the researchers determine the particles produced from the collisions.



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