Second Cup of Saturday Morning Coffee

by Christine Adams Beckett

Right-brained suburbanites in artistic Montclair are fighting to wrap their creative minds around the concept of the Higgs Boson particle discovery in a giant accelerator outside of Geneva.  Knowing the discovery has unlocked key concepts to understanding matter in our universe, they strove for comprehension.

The Higgs Boson Field is an invisible force field, and was likely formed during the Big Bang.  It gave particles mass and significantly slowed them down, as before particles zipped about at the speed of light.  The mass made them more loper like, kind of like your teenaged son, although your teenage son likely has a better understanding of the complex concept.  Physics geek rap attached, which may shed some hip hop light on the subject, more than the front page, above the fold New York Times article could: