theory

A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that is acquired through the scientific method and repeatedly tested and confirmed through observation and experimentation.

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Higgs boson and the Standard Model in the 70s

As the various breakthroughs of the 1970s gradually consolidated the Standard Model, the Brout–Englert–Higgs field and its boson emerged as the most promising theoretical model to explain the origin of mass

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Physics
10 May, 2022

Higgs10: The Higgs boson in the 1970s

As the various breakthroughs of the 1970s gradually consolidated the Standard Model, the Brout–Englert–Higgs field and its boson emerged as the most promising theoretical model to explain the origin of mass

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Physics
10 May, 2022
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10 May, 2022

A boson is born

The Higgs boson holds the record (48 years) among elementary particles for the time between prediction and discovery, going from an esoteric technicality to commanding the global spotlight at the world’s most powerful collider

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Physics
28 April, 2022
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28 April, 2022

Higgs10: A boson is born

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Physics
28 April, 2022
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28 April, 2022

CERN fellow wins Buchalter Cosmology Prize

Dr Azadeh Maleknejad, a fellow in the Theoretical Physics department, was awarded second prize for her work on axion physics on 2 February 2022

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Physics
22 February, 2022
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22 February, 2022

A crunching multiverse to solve two physics puzzles at once

A duo of theorists proposes a new theory to explain both the surprisingly small mass of the Higgs boson and the puzzling symmetry properties of the strong force

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Physics
13 January, 2022

Discussion and solitude in the Theoretical Physics department

Theoreticians stuck at home connect with their global community and focus on their research

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At CERN
29 April, 2020

Four decades of gluons

How a walk through CERN’s corridors helped lead to the discovery of the gluon forty years ago at the DESY laboratory

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Physics
18 June, 2019
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18 June, 2019

Untangling the origin of string theory

Half a century ago, theorist Gabriele Veneziano visited CERN and wrote a paper that wound up marking the beginning of string theory

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Physics
28 November, 2018
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28 November, 2018

Particle physics on the brain

Methods from theoretical physics are shedding light on the brain’s circuitry

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Physics
30 January, 2018
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30 January, 2018

Why are theoreticians filled with wanderlust?

Fasten your seatbelts for a grand world tour in the fourth installment of our 'In Theory' series

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Physics
22 March, 2016

Are theoreticians just football fanatics?

In the third feature article of the In Theory series the theoreticians discuss what made them choose their field

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Physics
15 March, 2016
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15 March, 2016