Leonard Susskind – What is the Higgs Boson? [Stanford]

What is the Higgs Boson?

Surely you have heard about the Higgs boson, met different explanations of its properties. Something about a field that permeates space, interacts with particles and, slowing them down like a thick syrup, gives them mass. It seems to be an understandable explanation, but, as often happens, it is overly simplified and to some extent incorrect. This is exactly what Leonard Susskind, an American theoretical physicist, one of the creators of string theory and a professor at Stanford University, believes. Therefore, he prepared a whole lecture where he explains what the Higgs boson is and how exactly it is related to mass. We hope that now everything will become clear to you for sure, but we do not promise anything.

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