In Honor of Today’s REALLY BIG News – The Higgs Boson Explained

“We’re reaching into the fabric of the Universe at a level we’ve never done before” – Prof Joe Incandela

You may or may not be aware, but earlier today, CERN made what’s known as “A really big announcement.” After 45 years of experiments, CERN scientists have validated the existence of the Higgs boson – the elementary particle theorized to explain how matter achieves mass – with 99.9998% certainty. This is without question one of the most important scientific discoveries of the past decade, as the Higgs boson plugs a major hole in the Standard Model of particle physics.

We here at HSA are pretty on-the-record that we think science is awesome, and to celebrate this momentous occasion we’ve tracked down an incredibly entertaining video that explains what the Higgs boson is, what CERN has to do to validate its theorized existence, and why it’s so important to our understanding of how the universe operates.


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