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

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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.

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