Higgs Boson update: Now what?

What's going on at the Hadron Collider now that they found what they were looking for?

The cool science vlogger 1veritasium has posted a new video chronicling his visit to Switzerland and the CERN Large Hadron Collider.


Now that the Higgs Boson has been discovered, what are the particle physicists now doing? I'm pretty sure that they're not sitting around playing Frogger, but you'll have to watch the video to find out.

It's interesting to note that the scientists are more likely hoping that the particle they discovered was not the standard model Higgs, but some other element, because that would lead to new discoveries and more questions. Also, it probably means the Hadron Collider wouldn't be converted into a go-kart track.

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