The discovery of the Higgs boson made headlines around the world. Two
scientists, Peter Higgs and François Englert, whose theories predicted
its existence, shared a Nobel Prize. The discovery was the culmination
of the largest experiment ever run, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at
CERN's Large Hadron Collider. But what really is a Higgs boson and what
does it do? How was it found? And how has its discovery changed our
understanding of the fundamental laws of nature?