Why the Higgsteria?

The whole world seemed to be celebrating the CERN announcement about the Higg’s particle last night. But, of course, very few of us really understand what it is and what it does.

The UK Guardian has a short video, What is the Higgs boson?, explaining the Higgs particle in relatively simple language. The presentation is by Guardian journalist Ian Sample who has also written a book about it – Massive: The Hunt for the God Particle.

Have a look – it’s only 4 and half minutes.

Video link: What is the Higgs boson? – video | Science | guardian.co.uk.

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3 responses to “Why the Higgsteria?

  1. But, of course, very few of us really understand what it is and what it does.

    Speaking of which, I wonder if Andy Scrase has made any new sock puppets lately? ;)

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  2. Pingback: Higgs-Like Key to the Uni-Verse « NotionsCapital

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