This Wednesday a new Nova miniseries premiers, and that means more sciency learning from smart guys who really know how to lay things out for us common folk. As much as I love to read science journals, and pour over scientific findings, I’m far from capable of understanding all of the intricate details found therein. That’s where you need a guy like Brian Greene, who with his Ira Glass like tone is able to explain even the most insanely complex physics concepts in an easy to digest manner.
In the below video from the episode “What is Space?” of Nova: The Fabric of the Cosmos, the Higgs Boson particle is addressed. The role of the Large Hadron Collider in searching for the particle is discussed, but even more interesting is Professor Higgs discussing the 1964 presentation where he flipped the common view of the universe on its ear with the suggestion of the Higgs-Boson particle.
Greene is a theoretical physicist at Columbia University, and has made a career out of explaining concepts like quantum physics to a mass audience. Nova: The Fabric of the Cosmos premieres on Wednesday, November 2 at 9pm ET on PBS. The DVD of the series will be available to purchase November 22