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

Copy the following code and paste it into your web page to embed this video:

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)

add a comment

facebook comments

K-12 Educational Standards

Standards for Grade(s): 9-12

Investigation and Experimentation


For more information, visit: California State Board of Education Content Standards

Visit Teacher's PET to find more programs with K-12 Educational Standards.

Sign up for UCTV's monthly e-newsletter:
contact info



where to watch

videos & podcasts

live stream


more info
about uctv


program contributors

university of california



©2012 Regents of the University of California. All right reserved. Terms and Conditions of Use.