Professor Jon Butterworth provides and insiders account of the hunt for the Higgs Boson
CBC Radio ·
In 2012 researchers at the Large Hadron Collider announced they'd discovered the elusive Higgs boson. The Higgs was the last undiscovered particle predicted by our best fundamental theory of particle physics, the Standard Model, and so this was a momentous discovery by the world's largest and most expensive science project.
Professor Jon Butterworth, a physicist at University College London, and a member the the ATLAS detector team, was one of the roughly three thousand scientists who participated in the discovery of the Higgs.