On 4 July 2012 CERN announced their independent discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson. The RSE wished to commemorate this historic event and commissioned an exhibition for its Upper Gallery. As the work of James Clerk Maxwell on classical electricity and magnetism had laid a foundation for all of the development of modern physics, it was fitting to outline that story in an exhibition entitled “From Maxwell to Higgs”. A book has now been published featuring the exhibition panels. As the available space limited the size of the exhibition some elements of the story are told rather briefly. This book expands on those missing parts in an Appendix and provides some background through an introduction.
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