03/04/2014 03:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

7-Year-Old Physics Enthusiast Wants To Know More About The Higgs Boson

This clip is part of HuffPost Live's "Tell Me Why" series, featuring young enthusiasts discussing the subjects they're passionate about -- from horror movies to string theory -- with experts.

Seven-year-old physics enthusiast Oliver Chapman joined HuffPost Live to discuss atoms, subatomic particles and even string theory.

Chapman's father introduced him to the world of atoms when he was just 3 or 4 years old, and he's had a strong interest in physics ever since. He's so excited about science that he even showed off a drawing he'd done of an atom to host Josh Zepps and theoretical physicist Jim Gates.

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Seven-year-old Oliver Chapman's depiction of an atom.

Moving beyond simple atoms, the curious scientist-in-the-making wanted to know more about the Higgs boson and fields like it. Also known as the "God Particle," it is a complex particle that scientists say helps them understand what caused the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.

See the full HuffPost Live segment with the 7-year-old science lover below.



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