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Higgs Boson

The Leonard Lopate Show

What Keeps Physicists Awake at Night?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Clara Moskowitz, an associate editor at Scientific American, talks about  the things that particle physicists most want answers to. Her article "5 Unanswered Questions That Will Keep Physicists Awake at Night” appears on Scientific American’s Observation blog.

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The Takeaway

Higgs and Englert Win Nobel Prize in Physics

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles." Joining us to discuss what the award means and why the Higgs boson is so important to the field of quantum physics is Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Hunt for the Higgs Boson

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Caltech physicist Sean Carroll explains the greatest scientific achievement of our time—finding the Higgs boson, the key to understanding why mass exists. In The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World, he not only explains the importance of the Higgs boson but also the Large Hadron Collider project itself.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Physics: Illuminating the Universe

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Lisa Randall, Professor of Physics at Harvard University, and author of Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World and Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, talks about the new discoveries in field of physics, including new evidence for the existence of the Higgs boson. She’ll explain what it is and why it matters. Her most recent book is the Kindle Single Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: The Higgs Boson

Friday, July 20, 2012

Early this month, researchers at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced that they found convincing evidence of a new particle called the Higgs boson. Sometimes called the “god particle,” the Higgs boson gives mass to the elementary particles that make up the universe. Brian Greene, Professor of Mathematics and Physics and author of The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, and Kyle Cranmer, Assistant Professor of Physics at New York University, help us decipher what the Higgs is and why it matters, and explain how the Large Hadron Collider works.

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The Takeaway

Pakistan Ignores Legacy of Physicist Linked to Higgs Boson Research

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The world of physics has been agog in recent weeks over something called the Higgs Boson particle. One of the scientists who laid the groundwork for these recent breakthroughs was physicist Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate — yet Salam's legacy is largely ignored in Pakistan.

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The Takeaway

Follow Friday: Employment Report and the Higgs Boson Particle

Friday, July 06, 2012

Friday on The Takeaway means a chance to look back at this week’s big stories. Talking about the new employment numbers, Anderson Cooper, the Higgs Boson particle and more are Jeff Yang, Charlie Herman, and Lisa Randall.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Higgs Boson Is Found

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Lisa Randall is a professor of physics at Harvard University and the author of Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World. Randall will discuss the latest news about the recently discovered particle that is consistent with the Higgs boson, the final major component of the Standard Model.

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The Takeaway

The Higgs Boson: Closer Than Ever Before

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

The Higgs Boson has eluded scientists for centuries. Modern physicists believe that the discovery of the Higgs Boson could possibly be the most important molecular discovery of our time, and we may have found it.

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The Takeaway

CERN Announcement: Continuing Coverage

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Scientists reporting from the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland say they have discovered a new particle consistent with the Higgs Boson. The particle has been the subject of a 45 year hunt to explain how matter attains its mass.

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The Takeaway

CERN to Unveil New Evidence for "God Particle"

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

On Wednesday, scientists from the CERN lab in Switzerland will announce the latest evidence about the existence of Higgs Boson particle, otherwise known as the "God particle." Dr. Michio Kaku discusses the basics of the Higgs Boson particle and what makes Wednesday's announcement so significant.

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The Takeaway

Physicists Await Glimpse of 'God Particle'

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Near Geneva, Switzerland scientists from the European Center for Nuclear Research are scheduled to present preliminary evidence in their search to find the Higgs boson particle, commonly known as the "God particle." Proving its existence would validate the leading theory of particle physics.

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