Find the next Higgs bo­son

The par­ti­cle col­li­sions in the LHC ac­cel­er­a­tor ap­pear as lines in a cir­cle. Find the lines that could be an in­di­ca­tion of the next Higgs bo­son.

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FIND LINES: The Higgs bo­son is an el­e­men­tary par­ti­cle that pro­vides atoms with mass. The par­ti­cle's ex­is­tence has been pre­dicted the­o­ret­i­cally, but it has only been ob­served twice, so physi­cists are still search­ing for it in the LHC par­ti­cle ac­cel­er­a­tor. There, pro­tons and atomic nu­clei col­lide at speeds close to that of light, so they are smashed into el­e­men­tary par­ti­cles. When charged par­ti­cles af­fect the elec­trons of the sur­round­ing atoms, it is reg­is­tered in the AT­LAS de­tec­tor, which draws the par­ti­cle paths as lines in a cir­cle. Most lines ra­di­ate from the cen­tre, but the prob­lem is to find the lines that ap­parear at the sides. The off-cen­tre ver­tices show that an un­charged par­ti­cle de­cayed into a charged par­ti­cle, per­haps in­di­cat­ing a Higgs bo­son.. GET STARTED: www.hig­

Lines on the pe­riph­ery might in­di­cate a Higgs bo­son. The de­tec­tor reg­is­ters par­ti­cle col­li­sions. The paths of charged par­ti­cles are shown as lines from the cen­tre.

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