The Large Hadron Collider at a Swiss research laboratory. Scientists at the lab recently confirmed the existence of the Higgs boson — the so-called God particle.

Brian Greene Explains the Higgs Boson in 50 Seconds

March 18, 2013

Have you wondered what is, exactly, the so-called "God particle?" Scientists recently confirmed the existence of the Higgs boson, but non-science types may have found scientists' explanation of the particle a little ... wanting.

Enter Brian Greene. Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and he completed a feat that falls somewhere just behind the discovery of the Higgs boson itself — explaining it in layman's terms. Have a listen.

Satisfied? Read more here, and listen to the entire conversation with Greene here

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