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What exactly is the Higgs boson and how does it work?


Yesterday, in Geneva, Switzerand, at a CERN conference, a world-wide physicists organization announced the discovery of the Higgs boson. Can someone explain what this is in layman terms and why it is so significant to the world of physics?

 

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