How did physicists combine talent and technology to discover the Higgs boson, the last piece in our inventory of the subatomic world? How did the Higgs change our understanding of the universe? And now, nearly a decade after its detection, what comes next? Answering these questions, Ivo van Vulpen-a CERN particle physicist and member of the team behind the detection-invites us on a journey to the frontiers of our knowledge in his new book -How to Find a Higgs Boson--And Other Big Mysteries in the World of the Very Small.
He talks about the world's highest energy particle accelerator, with inspiring personal reflections on humanity's discoveries deeper and deeper into the world of the very small.
Listen to Ivo's Daily Life Lesson now as he talks about particle physics and the fundamental questions that the search for the Higgs Boson inspired. He explains how everything on Earth and in the Universe is made from three building blocks and that knowing this helps us see our surroundings in a different way.
Download chapter 1 of his book for free here.