This week physicists announced the discovery of the long-sought-after Higgs boson--or at least something that looks a lot like it. Theoretical physicist Sean Carroll explains why the tiny particle is so fundamental to our understanding of the universe, and why it took 50 years to find it.
At Long Last, The Higgs Particle... Maybe
By Staff • Jul 6, 2012
Originally published on July 6, 2012 12:55 pm