Higgs boson, confirmed

Several Princeton faculty members and students were directly involved in the search for the once-elusive particle known as the Higgs boson. Last March, physicists at the world’s largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider on the border of France and Switzerland, presented the best evidence yet for the detection of the particle, which is thought to be essential for giving mass to the universe and was the subject of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.

-By Catherine Zandonella