The Higgs Boson explained by PhD Comics

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Don't know what the Higgs Boson is (or even how to pronounce it)? PhD Comics, my personal favorite, illustrated it in this short video a couple of months ago.

8 Comments

  • “Let’s do the interview in the cafeteria!”
    “Yeah — and shoot it in Portrait format!”
    “YAY!”

    • truly entertaining and “different” way to storytell. for a moment i thought i understood something, very nice illusion of knowledge :)

    • It just happened that I first viewed this on a phone and I’m here to find out whether it’s a “responsive” video format that turns to landscape automatically and obviously the answer is NO.

      My other point is, I love this video!!! Brilliantly done.

  • At least now we having looking at the first stroke of E on the word END!!! Soon the whole E will be visible and eventually the whole word END!!

  • Well done and different ^_^

  • Which program was use to make these drawings?
    Does anybody know the name of the font that is used in the comics or where I can find similar ones?
    Thanks!

  • Ok, this is thought provoking. The idea of a higgs boson is quite interesting. So what if you can get results from 3 quraks instead of just 2? Also, I just watched the vid on dark matter and this proposes another thought. What if dark matter is not “seen” but rather “heard”. ie: frequency? Just a thought. Therefore, a higgs boson could be “everywhere”, but we arn’t looking for it in the proper way? Just a thought. Cheers.

  • You could probably get far better results from these kind of educational videos than you get from school. There should be more of this kind of thing.

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