The discovery of a new sub-atomic particle is being described as “momentous” and a true milestone. Scientists believe it is the long-sought Higgs boson — sometimes called the “God particle” — which gives matter mass and holds the physical fabric of the universe together. Host Marco Werman challenges The World’s Science Editor David Baron to explain just what the Higgs boson is and why it’s considered so important. Marco then speaks with physicist Jordan Nash of Imperial College London, a member of one of the teams that found the particle, about what comes next.
The Higgs haiku:
Now we want you to wax eloquent on the discovery of the Higgs boson. Give us your best haiku. That’s three lines — five syllables in the first, seven in the second, and five in the third — and we’ll read our favorites on air. Submit your Higgs haiku here