Posts Tagged ‘higgs boson’
It was the longest, most costly manhunt in science for an elusive particle that was said to be key to the workings of the universe. For a generation of physicists, it was an appointment with history.
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What is a Higgs Boson?
The first in a series of films following a team of physicists involved in research at the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland.
Gavin, Jon and Adam have a cunning plan to find the Higgs Boson, an elusive particle which physicists have been trying to find for over 40 years.Â One of the main aims of the the LHC is to discover once and for all whether the Higgs actually exists or not, and â€˜Eurostarâ€™ might just hold the key to finding outâ€¦ (From PFILM)
Episode 13 of In Search of Giants: Dr Brian Cox takes us on a journey through the history of particle physics. In this episode we learn how particle accelerators can be used to make new particles. We also see Brian bring to life a famous analogy for the Higgs mechanism. This film is part of a series originally broadcast on Teachers’ TV (http://www.teachers.tv/video/23645).
Episode 15 of In Search of Giants: Dr Brian Cox takes us on a journey through the history of particle physics. In this episode, Brian and other scientists tell us what they hope the Large Hadron Collider at CERN will reveal about the way the universe works.
This film is part of a series originally shown on Teachers’ TV (http://www.teachers.tv/video/23645).
unravel some of the deepest secrets of our Universe.
Within these first few moments the building blocks of the Universe were formed. The search for these fundamental particles has occupied scientists for decades but there remains one particle that has stubbornly refused to appear in any experiment. The Higgs Boson is so crucial to our understanding of the Universe that it has been dubbed the God particle. It explains how fundamental particles
acquire mass, or as one scientist plainly states: “It is what makes stuff stuff…”