Video: The Basics of the Higgs Boson

"In 2012, scientists at CERN discovered evidence of the Higgs boson. The what? The Higgs boson is one of two types of fundamental particles and is a particular game-changer in the field of particle physics, proving how particles gain mass. Using the Socratic method, CERN scientists Dave Barney and Steve Goldfarb explain the exciting implications of the Higgs boson."

TED-Ed Lesson by Dave Barney and (BioSTEAM Speakr) Steve Goldfarb, animation by Jeanette Nørgaard.

Keywords: Particles Physics RESEARCH Waves Technlogy CERN Discovery Exploration

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