The Discovery of the Higgs Boson

Should we be excited about the Higgs Boson? Find out more about particle physics and understanding the universe with these open licensed media resources.

The discovery of a new fundamental particle at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN is the latest step in a long quest seeking to answer one of physics’ most enduring questions: why do particles have mass? The experiments’ much anticipated success confirms predictions made decades earlier by Peter Higgs and others, and offers a glimpse into a universe of physics beyond the Standard Model.

These media resources were created by the School of Physics and Astronomy, as part of the FutureLearn MOOC The Discovery of the Higgs Boson, they can be downloaded from Media Hopper Create.