LIFT video: "A scientific adventure story"

In this LIFT video, CERN particle physicist Tara Shears describes the latest insights that the Large Hadron Collider is generating about how the universe is knitted together. But there's a mystery. The most accurate model of the universe, the standard model of particle physics, is incomplete, needing only the Higgs boson to substantiate it - and it's that elusive particle that the largest scientific instrument in the world hopes to trap. Characterizing the initial experimentation as an effort to characterize the "known unknowns," Dr. Shears believes that they'll have enough data in the coming year to suggest that the Higgs boson exists, or that physics will need to go back to the drawing board.