The recent discovery of a new subatomic particle, believed to be the long-sought Higgs boson, was hailed as one of the biggest announcements in physics for a century - as a human achievement which will be known 300 years from now. The Higgs Boson is the final missing ingredient in the Standard Model of particle physics. This model describes the fundamental particles from which every visible thing in the universe is made, and the forces acting between them. Listen to the scientists at the level of the experiments which led to this discovery.
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If you care about the big questions of the physical world, then Lisa Randall would be great company at a dinner party. Over drinks, the Harvard physicist could tell you what we know and don’t know about particle physics and cosmology.
During dinner she’d use poetry to describe the Large Hadron Collider – the biggest machine ever built – and the mysteries it could soon reveal. And with dessert — a passionate argument for the value of scientific thinking and what we lose when we put faith over logic.
June 30 2008 - Physicist Brian Cox guides satirist Chris Morris around the Large Hadron Collider.
September 11 2008 - Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek and Scientific American editor George Musser talk about the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle accelerator ever built.