Title

What is Mass? 3. The Higgs Field and its Role in Creating Mass

Streaming Media

Abstract

We meet the Higgs field, and also consider aspects of empty space and the universe. Two demonstrations are used to model how the Higgs field gives mass to particles: sugar and ping-pong balls; and a prism and light beams.

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

2-25-2013

Notes/Citation Information

This was part of the first session of the College of Arts & Sciences "What's New in Science" series in Spring 2013.