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.
Today, I spent most of the day on a train to Montreal, giving me lots of time to write this post. Being home for the holidays is always a joyful event, and this year will be no exception.
Fall semester finals are over and, although I will have to work on my thesis and finish my grad school applications over the Christmas break, I feel free and calm. I can’t wait to spend some time with my loved ones.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to follow the goings-on in science as much as I usually do this week because I spent most of my time studying. That was somewhat of a blessing though because I got to spend the entire train ride catching up on my science news. For instance, although I followed the Higgs boson drama as it unfolded on December 13th through my highly geeky twitter feed, I hadn’t had a chance to explore all the wonderful blog posts penned by my favorite science writers on the subject until now.