NPR Story
12:23 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

At Long Last, The Higgs Particle... Maybe

Originally published on Fri July 6, 2012 12:55 pm

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.