fundamental? The modern atom model The scale of the atom What are we looking for? The standard model The standard model quiz
Peter Higgs realized that, in analogy with other quantum fields, there would have to be a particle associated with this new field. It would have intrinsic spin of zero and therefore be a boson, a particle with integer spin (unlike fermions, which have half-integer spin: 1/2, 3/2, etc.), and indeed it soon became known as the Higgs boson. The only drawback was that no one had seen it.