After explaining why pure scientific research is crucial for the advancement of humanity at all levels, David Kaplan tell us why the Higgs boson is so important to our very own existence and the survival of the entire Universe in very simple way.

We now think that the Higgs boson may be there—but the discovery at the Large Hadron Collider brought more questions than answers. Here's Kaplan—right after the announcement of the Higgs discovery—explaining of the implications of its discovery and its energy value, and how it may affect our understanding of the Universe—and its eventual destruction.

These videos are part of the must-watch documentary Particle Fever. You can buy here or watch it on Netflix.


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