I’m sure that most of you have heard about CERN’s Higgs Boson discovery by now. Today‘s announcement was a historic moment for physicists and physics enthusiasts everywhere. As a result, anyone in the twittersphere/blogoshere/web with even the mildest interest in science seems to have caught Higgs-fever. The resulting web chatter is an interesting (AND RARE!) illustration of the clash between pop culture and physics.
In honour of this historic day in Science with a capital “S,” I thought I would share some of my top picks of Higgs-related images, articles, and videos that have been circulation around the interwebs today.
1. Want to be a famous physicist? You have to make sense of THIS first.
2. Tyson, you make me higgle.
Click here to see more noteworthy (and hilarious) Higgs-related tweets.
3. How to get the Nerd Community in a Tizzy: Use Comic Sans
The CERN presentation slides featured some rather large and abundant Comic Sans font, something to which many “serious” scientists objected.
Personally, I rather enjoyed this immense display of gauche geekery.
Read more about the “unfortunate” font choice here.
Science Video of the Week
The Higgs discovery means Stephen Hawking, world-renowned physicist, lost a $100 bet.