Acrylics on Golden Bridgeman board. Framed.
Size: 85 x 115cm (25 x 30")
The God particles, or Higgs Boson, are one of the most fundamental components of the fabric of our universe, but it's a hard thing to wrap our mind around. The New York Times has a cool animated comic to explain the Higgs field in super-simple terms. Because let's be clear, more than the particles that are present in it, what is really important is THE field!!
"Modern particle physics isn't really about the particles themselves, and that goes for the Higgs boson, too. No, in the contemporary view of the rules of the universe, the primary physical object is the field, an entity that permeates all of space and time. This field can take different values at different points in space-time, and each value corresponds to the average number of particles observers see in that patch. In this view (and indeed, in reality), particles can be created and destroyed at will, simply by adding or removing energy from the field. In other words, you can slap a field and make some particles. A single particle is just the minimum possible amount of energy that a field can support. Every kind of particle that scientists know of, from the electron to a photon, is associated with its own space-time-filling vibrating field". (The Higgs Boson: A not-so-god-like particle)