Higgs Mode Obtained via Dimensional Crossover in Quantum Magnets
Date: 2021-07-05
Source: WLA
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HKU physics Ph.D. student obtained the Higgs mode via dimensional crossover in quantum magnets, revealing importance of dimensions in many-body systems.

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François Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles”, and which was confirmed in 2012 through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider”.

(Higgs boson)

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The Higgs mode or the Anderson-Higgs mechanism (named after another Nobel laureate Philip W. Anderson), has widespread influence in our current understanding of the physical law for mass ranging from particle physics - the elusive "God particle" Higgs boson discovered in 2012 to the more familiar and important phenomena of superconductors and magnets in condensed matter physics and quantum material research.