The two papers documenting evidence that CERN has found a particle matching the description of the Higgs Boson have cleared peer review and are now published in the journal Physics Letters B. Ironically, that journal is the offspring of Physics Letters, the journalwhich rejected Peter Higgs' 1964 paper that first hypothesized the existence of the Higgs Boson. Higgs' paper was eventually published by a different journal, Physical Review Letters. You can read it online. (Many thanks to Rachel Courtland for the history, and to Jennifer Ouellette for the Higgs paper link.)

2 Responses to “Higgs Boson papers clear peer review”

  1. niktemadur says:

    Two months and loose change.  Well that was quick!
    Does the peer review process usually work this quick, or was the Higgs given priority because of the importance of the issue at hand?

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