A book giving readers an insight into the discovery of the Higgs boson, which is considered as a monumental event in the history of particle physics, will make debut in March.

The book, the title of which roughly translate as ‘Higgs boson and the Standard Model – A fascinating scientific adventure’), is being issued by the Tri Thuc (Knowledge) Publishing House.

The Higgs boson is named after Peter Higgs, who suggested the existence of such a particle in 1964.

After decades of researching by thousands of scientists, the prediction was proved to be true in 2012 and brought Higgs and François Englert a Nobel Physics Prize one year later.

The book was compiled by Vietnamese and foreign authors, many of them coming from the European Organisation for Nuclear Research and directly engaged in the discovery, for example Cao Chi, Chu Hao, Pierre Darriulat, Pham Xuan Yem, and Nguyen Xuan Xanh.

Prof. Cao Chi said particle physics is one of the trailblazing scientific branches, adding that he hopes lessons from stories of the Higgs boson will fuel Vietnamese young people’s enthusiasm for science and knowledge.-VNA