What Gives Particles Mass? Searching for the Higgs Boson - UCTV - University of California Television
What Gives Particles Mass? Searching for the Higgs Boson
Premiere Date: 2/21/2011; 57 minutes

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More than two dozen UC San Diego physicists are working with hundreds of other scientists at CERN s Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, searching for a subatomic particle called the "Higgs boson." How are they doing it? What have they found thus far? And why is this search considered one of civilization s greatest quests? UC San Diego Professor of Physics Vivek Sharma, who directs the Higgs search for the CMS collaboration, explains what physicists hope to achieve at the world s largest scientific experiment, involving an estimated 10,000 individuals from 60 countries. (#20046)

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