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Inventing an Elementary Particle

  • Peter Higgs
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 50)

Abstract

My contribution to this workshop is history not physics. I shall give a personal account of the “invention” of what a British Sunday paper recently described as “the mythical Higgs’ particle”. I hope to have convinced you by my presence at this meeting that I am not a myth, even if the particle named after me is.

Keywords

Gauge Theory Higgs Boson Gauge Invariance Goldstone Boson Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Higgs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of EdinburghScotland

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