The U.S. role in LHC discovery of the Higgs boson

Thousands of U.S. scientists participated in the discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC, which was announced in July 2012. This year’s Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, who developed the theory of the mechanism that predicted the Higgs boson. This video describes the ways in which both the field of particle physics and the search for the Higgs boson is a global endeavor, one in which researchers from the United States play vital roles. View the video. Video: Fermilab