Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
OSU Professor Explains “The God Particle”
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Scientists at the world’s largest atom smasher hailed the discovery of “the missing cornerstone of physics” last week, cheering the apparent end of a decades-long quest for a new subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, often called “the God particle.”
It earned that weighty nickname because physicists think it can explain why all matter has mass and crack open a new realm of subatomic science. For a better understanding, WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with one the Higgs boson research team’s members: Ohio State University physicist Richard Hughes. Click the play button above to hear their conversation.