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I knew we had it

As we celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson, CERN’s Director-General at that time reminisces about the years leading up to this milestone.

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Fig. 1: Higgs decay into two photons.

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Fig. 2: Exclusion limit on Higgs mass from LEP.

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Fig. 3: Constraints on Higgs mass as of March 2011.


Fig. 4: Higgs couplings.

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Heuer, RD. I knew we had it. Nat. Phys. 18, 722–724 (2022).

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