The Search for the Higgs Boson

Dr. Jim Wheeler
Department of Physics
Utah State University


The recent detection of the Higgs Boson at CERN is the culmination of over 100 years of exploration of the fundamental nature of matter. I will describe some highlights of this search, touching on a few important insights of relativity and quantum physics, and the development of our modern picture of particle physics elegantly described by what is called The Standard Model. Finally, I will describe the importance of what was, until now, the missing link: the Higgs Boson.