Sean Carrol | What is the Higgs Boson?

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