Science Odyssey: What the Higgs Is Going on at CERN?
By Clay Farris Naff
The week began with rumors that at long last the so-called God particle has been discovered. Then, CERN, the international organization that operates the Large Hadron Collider on the French-Swiss border held a press conference that produced considerable confusion among reporters.
In Part 1, we hear excerpts of the announcements made at CERN and some of the bizarre reaction to them. In Part 2, we turn to Ken Bloom, a University of Nebraska physicist and member of the CMS team at CERN for some answers about what it all means.
Clay Farris Naff is (claynaff.com) is a science author and blogger whose weekly radio program, Science Odyssey, airs Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 9 a.m. CST on KZUM, Lincoln's community radio station. You can hear it over the air at 89.3 FM or on the web live at kzum.org. Clay's science and religion blog on the Huffington Post can be seen here.