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The Higgs Field, explained - Don Lincoln

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One of the most significant scientific discoveries of the early 21st century is surely the Higgs boson, but the boson and the Higgs Field that allows for that magic particle are extremely difficult to grasp. Don Lincoln outlines an analogy (originally conceived by David Miller) that all of us can appreciate, starring a large dinner party, a raucous group of physicists, and Peter Higgs himself.

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  • Director Megan Kluck
  • Artist Kellan Stover, Chris Beaver
  • Animator Louie Granda, Ryan Cullen
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The observation of the Higgs boson is the culmination of a long program to test the Standard Model of particle physics.
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  • Director Megan Kluck
  • Artist Kellan Stover, Chris Beaver
  • Animator Louie Granda, Ryan Cullen
  • Narrator Don Lincoln

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