Visible matter – everything from pollen to stars and galaxies – accounts for roughly 15% of the total mass of the Universe. The remaining 85% is made of something entirely different from things we can touch and see: dark matter. Despite overwhelming evidence from the observation of gravitational effects, the […]

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is a general-purpose detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It has a broad physics programme ranging from studying the Standard Model (including the Higgs boson) to searching for extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter. The CMS detector is built around […]

Credit: ATLAS Collaboration / CERN The ATLAS and CMS collaborations used the full LHC Run 2 dataset to obtain new insights into the interaction. Recent years have seen the study of the Higgs boson progress from the discovery age to the measurement age. Among the latest studies of the properties […]