What is a Higgs Boson?

July 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM Leave a comment

Have you been wondering what a “Higgs boson” is?  Higgs boson has been in the news lately because scientists think they’ve found it…whatever it is.  At last, here’s an explanation we lay people can actually understand.

(Image via news.liv.ac.uk)

Scientists at Cern, the Geneva-based European laboratory for particle physics, are revealing their latest findings in their search for the Higgs boson. Here, science correspondent Ian Sample – author of Massive: The Hunt for the God Particle – explains what a Higgs boson is, how Cern physicists are looking for it, and why it matters if they find it.



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