The Higgs boson caused quite a stir earlier this year when its discovery was announced on July 4. After all, the Higgs field, as proven by the existence of the Higgs boson, is basically the reason that matter has “mass” in our universe.
But, do we know for sure? In these delightful videos from CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research)—the headquarters for the pursuit of the elusive Higgs [click here for a video of Professor Peter Higgs speaking about the discovery of the particle]—physicists Christopher Pauss and John Ellis explain what more we will need to know. <Hint: “Very weird quantities” will need to be measured…>
Physicist Aiden Randle-Conde joins in Part 2: