Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Everything you always wanted to know about the Higgs Boson and the Large Hadron Collider

Fascinated but confused about the Higgs Boson and the work at the Large Hadron Collider? Over the past year and a half, I've had several conversations with some of the world's top scientists and science writers explaining what's going on. Here is a collection of those conversations, that I think constitute everything you always wanted to know about the physics of the Higgs Boson.

Amir Aczel is one of our most popular science writers. He explains what the Large Hadron Collider, the most complex machine ever built by man, is all about.

Frank Close talks about who should be acknowledged and explains what's at stake. Frank and I spoke six months ago when the first hints of the Higgs Boson appeared in CERN.

Fred Alan Wolf, one of our most distinguished science writers, talks to me in March of 2011 about the relationship between time and space and and why the Higgs field is called the “god particle.”

Brian Greene, a Guggenheim fellow and distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia, is one of the most imaginative physicists of our age. He gives the overview of what we'd really like to learn about the cosmos and how we got here.

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