Happy July 4th: or as I Remember It, Higgs Boson Discovery Day

The story of discovery from the perspective of a physicist in training.

Tim Lou, PhD
Jul 5, 2020 · 5 min read
During the presentation of the discovery of a “Higgs-like boson” (Credit: CERN Photo, Maximilien Brice, Laurent Egli)

I can still vividly recall the events of July 4th, 2012. The alarm clock woke me up around 3 a.m. I was slightly groggy, but I quickly collected myself, remembering the significance of the moment.