Radio NZ: Shaun Hendy on the Higgs boson

Dr Shaun Hendy, of VUW, IRL and the MacDiarmid Institute, talks with Bryan Crump about the Large Hadron Collider and its primary function: seeing if it can create, and capture data for, the elusive Higgs boson.

Otherwise known as the ‘God particle’ the Higgs boson is a theoretical particle which confers mass.  Scientists are hoping that, if the particle does exist, the LHC will allow them to capture evidence of the fact.

The interview also covers subjects including some recent theories about the LHC has endured some of its recent troubles…

The full radio interview can be listened to onthe Radio NZ’s website,  and is entitled ‘Higgs Boson Sabotage