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ERIC Number: EJ1131113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
A Ball Pool Model to Illustrate Higgs Physics to the Public
Organtini, Giovanni
Physics Education, v52 n2 Article 023001 Mar 2017
A simple model is presented to explain Higgs boson physics to the grand public. The model consists of a children's ball pool representing a Universe filled with a certain amount of the Higgs field. The model is suitable for usage as a hands-on tool in scientific exhibits and provides a clear explanation of almost all the aspects of the physics of the Higgs field interaction with other particles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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