Congratulations to über-Nerds, Peter Higgs and François Englert on their Nobel Prize for Physics. Their Higgs Boson Theory, originated in the 1960′s, was the basis for the creation of the CERN Large Hadron Collider and the discovery in 2012 of the Higgs Boson.
Cern director general Rolf Heuer said he was “thrilled” that this year’s prize had gone to particle physics. ”The discovery of the Higgs boson at Cern last year, which validates the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism, marks the culmination of decades of intellectual effort by many people around the world,” he said.
For the sake of argument, let’s propose that you are not a particle physicist and are still unsure of why such a very small thing matters so very much.
Watch this staggeringly brilliant video by hipster-nerd A Capella Science titled “Rolling In the Higgs” to the tune of Adele’s “Rolling In the Deep.” Slow clap to A Capella Science for making the act of learning about science so freaking awesome.
You’ll be singing about science for the rest of the day.