When I was young, I followed physics closely. Even when it got extremely weird, I was there on the sidelines cheering it on. But then by slow degrees it became unmoored from physical consequence. Branes, dimensions folded in upon themselves, string theory -- famously derided as being "not even wrong" -- and the like were inherently neither provable nor falsifiable. By their very nature, we were never going to know for sure. So I let my level of interest downgrade to "casual."
The CERN Super Hadron Collider, however, is Old School in that it involves actual experimental data. So I was happy to find a short animation explaining the Higgs boson in words so simple that I can follow them.
Mind you, this is not the Higgs boson as physicists themselves know it. But it's nice to have a glimmer.
You can view the video here.
And as always . . .
I'm on the road again! Just a day trip to NYC this time. I'll let you know all about it tomorrow.