A Higgs Boson, as envisaged by The Particle Zoo
By Margaret Harris
Congratulations to Alexandra Gade of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University for winning Physics World’s 2008 Quiz of the year, which took a lighthearted look at physics events ranging from an Indian moon mission to the discovery that some granite countertops “might heat your cheerios a little” due to their low-level radioactivity.
In addition to the everlasting glory of victory, Dr Gade will also receive a cheque for £50, which works out at around $75 at today’s exchange rate. It’s a pity about the declining pound, but sadly there’s nothing we can do about it.
If your entry didn’t win this year, better luck in 2009 - and here are the answers in case you’d like to check your memory skills.