Higgs Boson, Explained by Cartoons

All right, so you all know that scientists at CERN have discovered the Higgs boson. But what exactly is the Higgs boson? Jorge Cham of PhD Comics to the rescue! Here's a fantastic animated video clip on Vimeo that will make you into a particle physics expert in a jiffy.

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Celebrate the discovery of the Higgs boson with these neat Higgs boson T-shirts from the NeatoShop.


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But I'll tell you what's cute: my 5 y/o son asks, "They're talking about Higgs, again?" when he hears the radio (usually NPR). We have a acquaintance/friend who is a particle physicist in a local university. I hope we can meet up with him again, so my son can get a proper explanation of Higgs. Plus, it'll be cute. And I won't have to pretend to know what the hey I'm talking about when I try to explain Higgs. My last physics experience? College physics 103/104, mechanics and electromagnetics. Pedestrian.
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