Definitions

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.
  • n. Short form of Higgs boson.

Etymologies

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From Hick + the patronymic suffix -s.

Examples

  • But I do have to confess some interest in the pursuit of what's popularly called the God particle, much to the dismay of particle physicists who prefer the term Higgs boson.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • The discovery of the Higgs is bad for particle physics because then the standard model would be complete, and there would be nothing else.

    September « 2008 « Imaginary Potential

  • Speaking of Higgs bosons, I just remember the first time I ever heard the name Higgs was while watching the American remake of Solaris.

    Realistic Space Exploration

  • ~ Why the rumored discovery of the Higgs boson is bad news for particle physics -- Some call the Higgs boson the Holy Grail of particle physics.

    Speedlinking 6/4/07

  • It was this question that led me to discover the magnetic monopole solutions in Higgs theories, the large N behaviour for theories with N colours (instead of 3, the physical number), and later the very important effects due to instantons.

    Gerardus 't Hooft - Autobiography

  • But many physicists expressed their satisfaction with the simple term "Higgs boson," after Peter Higgs, the leader of the group that first theorized the particle in 1964.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The elusive particle, which has been called the "Higgs boson" after British physicist Peter Higgs, 82, a particle-physics theorist who first showed in 1964 that it must exist, is thought to be the mysterious factor that gives everything mass.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • In the days that followed Professor Higgs wrote a short mathematical proof of his theory, describing what would become known as the Higgs boson particle.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • A massive underground science project near Geneva, the LHC has been smashing protons together since 2009 in an attempt to see the tiniest thing in the universe, a theoretical particle called the Higgs boson.

    Todd Hartley: I'm With Stupid: The Bizarro Mirror at the Center of the Universe

  • Physicists have suggested that as the universe cooled after the Big Bang, about 13.7 billion years ago, a force known as the Higgs field formed, along with the particle.

    Physicists Close In on a Universal Puzzle

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