Huffpost Science
Cara Santa Maria Headshot

Higgs Boson VIDEO: A Metaphor To Explain The Particle, Or Further Confuse You

Posted: Updated:

Editor's Note: This article originally published in July 2012 when scientists discovered a subatomic particle that could be the Higgs boson.

Have you noticed all the buzz surrounding the Higgs boson? Do you have any idea what it is or what it means? You're not alone.

Let me help you brush up just in time for CERN's big announcement on July 4, 2012. What does the Higgs particle have to do with bombs and giraffes? You'll have to click to find out. And join the conversation by leaving a comment below. Come on, talk nerdy to me!


The video below is a brilliant explanation of the Standard Model by Henry Reich of Minute Physics. You can subscribe to his YouTube channel here.

See all Talk Nerdy to Me posts.
Like Cara Santa Maria on Facebook.
Follow Cara Santa Maria on Twitter.

Also on HuffPost:

Science Milestones To Expect In 2012
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Higgs boson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Higgs Boson - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

CERN - Missing Higgs

How the Discovery of the Higgs Boson Could Break Physics | Wired ...

Higgs Boson: Physicists See Best Proof Yet of 'The God Particle ...

Has the Higgs boson been found? Signs point to ... almost - Cosmic ...

Higgs Boson Hunt: 'We've Discovered Something' : Discovery News

Higgs boson excitement: Almost palpable (+video)

Will scientists announce discovery of Higgs boson? Buzz is building. (+video)

Have their eyes seen 'God particle'? Fermilab finds hints of Higgs boson

Higgs boson revelation set for July 4: Fireworks, or dud?

Higgs boson: 'God Particle' proved to exist, scientists say, but CERN ...

Physicists Inch Closer to Proof of Elusive Particle

Higgs Boson Hunt: 'We've Discovered Something'

Evidence of Higgs boson particle to be unveiled Wednesday

Higgs boson buzz hits new high