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Monday, 9 July 2012

Vi Hart explains the Higgs Boson

As regualr readers will know, I very much enjoy the work of Vi Hart. The recent discovery of the Higgs boson (probably) is something that has rather amused me. It's been quite hilarious listening to newsreaders desperately try to deal with the science despite clearly not having a clue what the frigging thing is.

So here to the rescue is Vi Hart with a rather clever little sonnet explaining the place of the Higgs in the whole scientific scheme of things.


1 comment:

  1. It's pretty simple while kept in layman's terms isn't it? It's the subatomic particle that mediates mass. Like the photon mediates the electromagnetic force.
    So the exchange of Higgs bosons transfers mass.
    Like when you don't eat much for a week or so you fire higgs bosons out.

    Consume a huge pizza on a friday and stock up with Higgs Bosons.
    OK.
    Class dismissed.
    We really need to research how we can fuck with this mechanism tho. If we can inhibit this in some way the possibilities are endless.
    FTL travel being the obvious target.
    :-)

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