What are the important experimental verifications of QFT that someone studying QFT should be familiar with? The wikipedia QED article mentions the anomalous magnetic moment of the electron and the Lamb shift. The Higgs Mechanism article states "Although the evidence for the Higgs mechanism is overwhelming, accelerators have yet to produce a Higgs boson". The evidence is overwhelming? Ok, what is that evidence? From what I can tell by the description in the article, it just seems that, given our understanding of how QFT's work, the existence of short range forces with massive quanta requires there to be a Higgs mechanism within the theory. So the "evidence" might simply be that it is logically necessary within the theory, e.g., there exist massive force carriers --> there must be a Higgs mechanism. Anyway, the Higgs question is somewhat secondary. If you know of experiments that strongly support it, please include them here. Even better, if you can give the name of scientists who performed the experiment, that would be great. And if you know of any textbooks which summarize such experiments, that would be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.