The Search for Higgs Bosons Escaping as Dark Matter

When a Higgs boson is created in the high-energy proton collisions inside the Large Hadron Collider, it is so unstable that it immediately decays into other, less massive particles. Physicists catch the leftovers in their detectors and use them to determine whether the original dish could have been a Higgs—a rare delicacy which is only produced in about one in a billion collisions.

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