Archive | July 2016

Happy Birthday to the Higgs Boson!


Today we’re helping the Higgs celebrate its fourth birthday!


4 years ago today, on 4th July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations each presented complementary results on two searches for the Higgs boson, prompting CERN Director General Rolph Heuer to pronounce “I think we have it!” Here at HiggsHunters we’re also celebrating your millionth click from over 580,000 image classifications, a fantastic achievement from everyone that’s also been recognised by our friends at CERN. We’d also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who replied to our survey a few weeks ago – it’s great to know what brought you to the project and what you’ve learned from it, and also how you think we can improve things.


Over the next few weeks we’ll be putting the finishing touches to a first analysis of your image hunting, and a final burst of inspection will really help us make the most of it. Stay tuned to see some results from all your hard work, but for now enjoy some of our celebrations below!



Happy Birthday to you!


Cutting the cake


Slice view?


All gone except for a lone muon. Stuffed!