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Higgs physics is at present poised at an interesting juncture, when a light Higgs boson of the Standard Model (henceforth to be referred to as SM), a spin-zero particle which would signal spontaneous gauge symmetry breaking in the simplest form, has not been seen until the conclusion of experiments at LEP and LEP2 electron-positron collider at CERN, Geneva. It is possible that ongoing experiments at the \(p\bar p\) collider Tevatron at FNAL in U.S.A. may discover the SM Higgs boson if the mass is not too large. If it is not seen at Tevatron, one will have to wait until results come out of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) which is being built at CERN for a heavier Higgs. From a theoretical point of view, the developments until the present time are complex and interesting. While some of the basic principles underlying spontaneous symmetry breaking of gauge symmetry and the Higgs mechanism are now commonly known, the actual realization of this mechanism in nature is still a subject of investigation. The mass of the SM Higgs boson is an unknown parameter and the pheonemonology is sensitively dependent on the mass. Thus the properties and discovery strategies for the Higgs vary greatly depending on the supposed mass, and the phenomenology rapidly gets complex as the range of the Higgs mass is increased.

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