Ask Brian Greene: Why Do We Think the Higgs Particle Exists?

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Brian Greene

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is widely recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory, including the co-discoveries of mirror symmetry and topology change. His first book for general audiences, The Elegant Universe was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and has sold more than a million copies worldwide.

Brian Greene explains why the theoretical Higgs Boson is so important to the Standard Model of Physics, the backbone of how we understand the world around us.