You can just call me Boson, Higgs Boson.
No one’s gonna call you that.
That would be a great name, though.
Higgs Boson. What up, Higgs?
I wonder if that thing is discovered if somebody will name their kid, Higgs Boson, you know Machowicz, or whatever.
Well, if someone names their kid, Yeah Detroit, I think someone could potentially name their kid Higgs Boson.
There’s – there’s even a comma, I think, in there, isn’t there?
In Yeah Detroit?
I don’t – isn’t a exclamation point?
Yeah. There’s some sort of punctuation. When you get into your name, your parents were messed up.
Chuck’s talking about a theoretical particle, called the Higgs Boson. And we’ll talk about it in a minute, but first we’re gonna talk about the place where they’re hoping to find proof, positive, that the Higgs Boson particle exists.
Yes, Josh. And this is very science heavy.
Super science heavy.
Because it’s about science.
So science heavy that Chuck and I are a little nervous about this one, I’m not afraid to admit.
Yeah. I have dark matter oozing out of my ears.
Yeah, you do.
Both ears, which is proof that it exists, at least.
Exactly. You just – you just amended the standard model, Chuck. All right. Let’s talk about this, dude. What – what – what is this? We’re talking about the Large Hadron Collider. Right?
Which you may have heard about, you may know a lot about, and if you do, I imagine we’ll probably get some angry emails from you.
When we mess it up, inevitably.
Right. Right. But on the border between Switzerland and France -
- 100 meters underground.
There is a facility with a track that’s what, 17 miles long, I think 17.7?
16 point something, give or take. We’ll just call it 17.
17. And around this track, they shoot beams of light.
It is pretty simple.
Can we stop now?
Yes, we can. There – there is a Large Hadron Collider, everybody. That’s what it’s called. It’s called the Large Hadron Collider.
It’s been built, I think they started in the 21st century and it finally went online for the first time in 2008. So far, it’s cost $6 billion to construct.
Yeah. I’ve heard up to 10, even, depending on who you ask.
Well, yeah, and there’s a lot of countries involved. There’s thousands of scientists who are going back to their home countries and saying, “We need more money. We need more money.”