Higgs resources


The Waldegrave Higgs Challenge In particular David Miller's now famous party political workers at a cocktail party. Based on solid state (phonons - quantized excitations of the lattice, effective mass of electron etc.). Very nice but over used.





Peter Higgs at CERN explaining (alludes to the slowing down of light when it passes through a dense medium, plus dispersion relation)

Peter Higgs: "My Life as a Boson" - slides

Peter Higgs: "My Life as a Boson" - video (from CERN Document server)

Minute physics

The Higgs Boson part I

The Higgs Boson, Part II: What is Mass?


Spontaneous symmetry breaking

Goldstone bosons

Mass to W+,W-, Z0

Fermion mass

Higgs boson


Broken symmetries, massless particles and gauge fields Physics Letters 12 (2): 132–201.

Broken Symmetries and the Masses of Gauge Bosons Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 508–509 (1964)


A Capella Science - Rolling in the Higgs