For “Bruce” from www.gamtalk.org

For “Bruce” from www.gamtalk.org

“…From a Polish perspective, CERN was the first European institution of which Poland became a member. For us, it was a model for international collaboration and a gateway to Europe. The quality of CERN’s scientific programme has been achieved thanks to the exemplary skills of the CERN personnel and of the researchers engaged in the experimental groups in the Member States and all over the world…” Interview with Agnieszka Zalewska

 http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1479361

The Higgs traces back to 1964, when several physicists independently dreamed up the idea of an energy field that would have permeated the early universe (and persisted to the present). “In all honesty we were trying to solve a more modest problem,” said theorist Carl Hagen of the University of Rochester in New York. In certain theoretical calculations, particles with zero mass kept inconveniently popping up: In trying to get rid of those particles, Higgs, Hagen and others realized that once the universe cooled enough from its initial Big Bang, this energy field would have had to emerge.

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/341993/title/Higgs_found?gclid=CNTQh8jFy7ICFZHRzAodVxkATA