Below is a three minute clip from Fermilab that gives a “simple” explanation of a Higgs boson. The film was made before the discovery of the boson, but will at least give you a small idea of what is being talked about. Mind you, the clip already assumes that you know something of science. If you have no idea what a top quark is, then this film will be of limited explanation for you, but still well worth watching.
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