What is the Higgs Boson?

What is this thing we keep hearing about - the Higgs Boson, and why is it important? (more…)

7 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 395: The Standard Model – Baryons and Beyond

In the last few episodes, we’ve been talking about the standard model of physics, explaining what everything is made up…

7 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 393: The Standard Model – Leptons & Quarks

Physicists are getting a handle on the structure of the Universe, how everything is made of something else. Molecules are…

7 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 392: The Standard Model – Intro

Humans, cars and planets are made of molecules. And molecules are made of atoms. Atoms are made of protons, neutrons…

7 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 378: Rutherford and Atoms

Physicists knew the interior of the atom contained protons, neutrons and electrons, but they didn't understand exactly how they were…

7 years ago

Will the Universe Run Out Of Energy?

It seems like the good times will go on forever, so feel free to keep on wasting energy. But entropy…

7 years ago

Astronomy Cast 323: Isotopes

The number of protons defines an element, but the number of neutrons can vary. We call these different flavors of…

9 years ago

Can Solar Flares Hurt Astronauts?

[/caption] Solar flares, coronal mass ejections, high-energy photons, cosmic rays... space is full of various forms of radiation that a…

11 years ago

Large Hadron Collider Finishes 2011 Proton Run

[/caption] The world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator has been busy. At 5:15 p.m. on October 30, 2011, the Large…

11 years ago