As some of you might have read in the "information" section of the blog, I'm a biologist. So, I'm a geeky science-lover. And I can't help but talk about this passion of mine with the recent Nobel Prize announcements.
Nearly five decades ago, Peter Higgs wrote a theory on how fundamental particles get their masses. Last week he, along with physicist Francois Englert, received the Nobel Prize in physics for their work
The video below comes from the day last July when scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider at Cern near Geneva made the announcement that they believed they had finally found that
particle, the Higgs Boson. At minute 0:50 you can see Peter Higgs tearing up at the news.
Higgs later told The Guardian's science correspondent, Ian Sample, about that day:
Quoting Ian Sample, on twitter:
If you want to understand more about the Higgs Boson and why it's so important, you can which this and this video, and maybe get a better idea (don't worry if you don't really get it - it's crazy complex stuff).
In the meantime, I leave you with the "Rolling in the Higgs, (Adele parody), from the ever geeky A Capella Science. :-)