The Higgs Boson excitement is infectious. But apart from knowing that it had something to do with a ‘God particle’ and that we now know it exists, what else do you really know? Let’s face it. The excitement packed webcast from CERN could only have been understood by Sheldon from the Big bang theory and his ilk who were tweeting about it.
Why is a five sigma result cause for applause and tears? Why are we so excited about an experiment that yields a ‘footprint’ of the Higgs Boson? What does this discovery mean for science?
To get the answers to all these questions and more, we spoke to Professor Ulrich Heinz of CERN who explains exactly what this discovery means in the most layman of terms. So yes, you can go to a party and sound smart about the Higgs Boson.
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