On July 4, 2012, the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced. This was a massive, worldwide media sensation - the Higgs boson is a big deal. Who better to illustrate the importance of this monumental discovery than our very own Sean Carroll?
00:00 | Higgs Boson Discovery Is a Media Sensation
02:32 | Democritus: Father of Particle Physics
04:02 | What Are Elementary Particles?
05:15 | Difference Between Particles and Fields
08:42 | Two Crucial Roles of Higgs Field
12:34 | Standard Model of Particle Physics
15:15 | Solving Issue with Gauge Symmetries
18:41 | Einstein's Famous Equation and Particle Accelerators
20:21 | Tevatron Leads to Large Hadron Collider
24:44 | Peter Higgs and Francois Englert Win Nobel Prize
25:17 | Why Scientists Devote Time to Particle Physics