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When Higgs was just a twinkle in scientists' eyes...

Updated Tuesday 13th December 2011

As scientists at the Large Hadron Collider announce the fabled Higgs boson may have been identified, find out how it all started with this iTunes U track

This iTunes U track looks at how scientists behind the Large Hadron Collider first hoped to detect the elusive Higgs boson, and in the process, reveal the origin of mass, the missing piece in our understanding of matter.

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If you wish to learn more about the subjects explored in this track, why not try the Open University's The Physical World course?

 

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