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The Evening Post: The Higgs Mechanism Explained

Geek Alabama Evening Post

Tonight, I am featuring the latest episode from the YouTube channel PBS Space Time.  Quantum Field Theory is generally accepted as an accurate description of the subatomic universe. However until recently this theory had one giant hole in it. The particles it describes had no mass! The Higgs field and the Higgs mechanism were proposed long ago in order to give particles mass, but it was only in 2012 that the existence of the field was proved with the discovery of the Higgs boson by the Large Hadron Collider. In this episode of Space Time, they tell you exactly how the Higgs field can “give” something mass, which opens the door to a deeper understanding of what mass really is.  Enjoy!