What is the Higgs Boson? An Animated Explanation

24 May 2013

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So, here it is – everything you ever wanted to know about the Higgs Boson but were way too intimidated by the science to ask.  Particle physics is something of a mystery to me and so it was great to watch this animation and be able to get something of a grasp on the Higgs Boson and what it actually is (and isn’t).  This is (I am guessing!) a simplified explanation of what the Higgs Boson is and why it is so important (nothing would exist if it didn’t, effectively!).

This animation was created by James Sutton for part of his final year studying graphic design. The soundtrack is provided by christ. There has to be some irony in that.



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