Of Particular Significance

Conversations About Science with Theoretical Physicist Matt Strassler

I believe deeply that science is one of the world’s great spectator sports, and should be a source of joy and excitement for every human being.

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Theoretical physicist Matt Strassler takes us on an awe-inspiring journey from relativity to the Higgs field, showing how the universe creates everything from what seems like nothing at all.

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A quick reminder, to those in the northwest’s big cities, that I will be giving two talks about my book in the next 48 hours: Hope to see some of you there! (You can keep track of my speaking events at my events page.)

POSTED BY Matt Strassler

POSTED BY Matt Strassler

ON 04/17/2024

The idea that a field could be responsible for the masses of particles (specifically the masses of photon-like [“spin-one”] particles) was proposed in several papers in 1964. They included one by Peter Higgs, one by Robert Brout and Francois Englert, and one, slightly later but independent, by Gerald Guralnik, C. Richard Hagen, and Tom Kibble. […]

POSTED BY Matt Strassler

POSTED BY Matt Strassler

ON 04/16/2024

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