14 December 2011

The Things Hydrogen Atoms Can Do… If Given 13.7 Billion Years

Posted by Dan Satterfield

With the announcement today that the scientists at CERN have found some tantalising hints of the Higgs Boson, it’s a good time to repost this TED talk from UK Astrophysicist Brian Cox. The basics of the standard model are not that difficult to understand, and if Brian Cox leaves you wanting more, I have some links to some superb books for non scientists (and meteorologists!) on a post I wrote last December.

Too bad this talk will likely never appear on American TV. Brian Cox has a British accent you see. I hear that Alec Baldwin will be the voice for Frozen Planet on the Discovery Channel for the same reason. Well, at least they are going to air the part about science.