You’ve probably heard these words a lot over the past few days, along with reports of scientists wildly celebrating its discovery. So what is it? And why is it important? The video below is a good starting place for answering those questions:
Rhett Allain, Associate Professor of Physics at Southeastern Louisiana University, has a written a blog post, What Can We Do With the Higgs Boson, to help professors explain the Higgs Boson discovery to non-science majors. He links to some really helpful resources and provides a model for beginning a discussion on the topic.
The New York Times has collected their extensive coverage in one handy Higgs Boson portal.
You’ll also find Higgs boson coverage from physics magazines and journals in the library’s databases. Start your search in Academic Search Complete.