The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their research on what has come to be called the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass. The UT High Energy Physics group has been part of the hunt for the Higgs boson since 2006, working with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
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Stefan Spanier, an associate professor of physics and expert in accelerator-based particle physics, shares his insight into the hunt for the Higgs boson, also known as the “God” particle. Spanier and his research group, University of Tennessee High Energy Physics group, have spent the past seven years working with the European Center for Nuclear Research in its attempt to find the Higgs boson particle.
Physicist Stefan Spanier has spent the last decade at UT and the last six years or so working with the European Center for Nuclear Research in its attempt to find the Higgs boson particle—described as the missing piece in a decades-old physics theory that establishes the building blocks of the universe.
The Knoxville News Sentinel covered UT’s involvement in the discovery of the ‘God particle.’