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I How do physicists know when they’ve found a Higgs boson?

  1. Mar 3, 2017 #1
    I know the Higgs field and the capabilities of the Higgs Boson, but I could never understand how physicists concluded the finding of a Higgs Boson
     
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  3. Mar 3, 2017 #2

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    How can you conclude that there is something extra out there?
    You get data and compare them to your current theory's predictions... if you analyze everything correctly and the data deviate significantly from your predictions; you've found something new...
     
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