My greatest academic regret is that I never studied physics. Not in high school. Not in college. And certainly not in grad school. I doubt there are many of us business majors who have. As an adult, I came to realize that physics is the one subject which countless applications to the “real” world, the world we live in.
So, I was thrilled to read Paul Tipton (professor of physics at Yale) write about the exciting discovery of the new particle, Higgs. Not only did Dr. Tipton discuss the meaning of the Higgs boson is lay language – which helped me understand just how exciting it is – but, he focuses on the human effort it took to reach this triumph. It took a super-duper collider, scientists whose brain power should be measured in orders of magnitude greater than mine, and dedication, teamwork, and curiosity. Paul Tipton calls this discovery a global triumph. If we can work together so well here, why not always?