Podcast

Higgs 2

December 28, 2011
This week on the podcast, we continue our discussion of uncertainty
surrounding the Higgs. An announcement from CERN reported an "excess
of particles" that could be a hint at the Higgs boson, the particle
theorized to give matter mass. Reports on this subject state that the
findings are a two sigma result, and a five sigma result would mean a
definite discovery. But be warned! This is an oversimplification of
the importance of sigma. Hear why, in this week's Physics Buzz
podcast.