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The basics of the Higgs boson - Dave Barney and Steve Goldfarb


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In 2012, scientists at CERN discovered evidence of the Higgs boson. The what? The Higgs boson is one of two types of fundamental particles and is a particular game-changer in the field of particle physics, proving how particles gain mass. Using the Socratic method, CERN scientists Dave Barney and Steve Goldfarb explain the exciting implications of the Higgs boson.

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  • Educator Dave Barney, Steve Goldfarb
  • Director Jeanette Nørgaard
  • Sound Designer Thomas Richard Christensen
  • Narrator Dave Barney, Steve Goldfarb

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