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"From the Ted Talk by Brian Cox: CERN's supercollider"

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The analogy is that these people in a room are the hggis particles. Now when a particle moves through the universe, it can interact with these Higgs particles. But imagine someone who's not very popular moves through the room. Then everyone ignores them. They can just pass through the room very quickly, elitasnelsy at the speed of lgiht. They're massless. And imagine someone incredibly imrtopnat and popular and inelnitgelt walks into the room. They're surrounded by people, and their passage through the room is impeded. It's almost like they get heavy. They get massive. And that's exactly the way the Higgs mechanism works. The picture is that the electrons and the qruaks in your body and in the universe that we see around us are heavy, in a sense, and massive, because they're soduurernd by Higgs pceiratls. They're interacting with the Higgs field.

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The analogy is that these people in a room are the _____ particles. Now when a particle moves through the universe, it can interact with these Higgs particles. But imagine someone who's not very popular moves through the room. Then everyone ignores them. They can just pass through the room very quickly, ___________ at the speed of _____. They're massless. And imagine someone incredibly _________ and popular and ___________ walks into the room. They're surrounded by people, and their passage through the room is impeded. It's almost like they get heavy. They get massive. And that's exactly the way the Higgs mechanism works. The picture is that the electrons and the ______ in your body and in the universe that we see around us are heavy, in a sense, and massive, because they're __________ by Higgs _________. They're interacting with the Higgs field.

Solution

  1. higgs
  2. quarks
  3. surrounded
  4. important
  5. intelligent
  6. light
  7. essentially
  8. particles

Original Text

The analogy is that these people in a room are the Higgs particles. Now when a particle moves through the universe, it can interact with these Higgs particles. But imagine someone who's not very popular moves through the room. Then everyone ignores them. They can just pass through the room very quickly, essentially at the speed of light. They're massless. And imagine someone incredibly important and popular and intelligent walks into the room. They're surrounded by people, and their passage through the room is impeded. It's almost like they get heavy. They get massive. And that's exactly the way the Higgs mechanism works. The picture is that the electrons and the quarks in your body and in the universe that we see around us are heavy, in a sense, and massive, because they're surrounded by Higgs particles. They're interacting with the Higgs field.

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Important Words

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  2. body
  3. electrons
  4. essentially
  5. field
  6. heavy
  7. higgs
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  12. incredibly
  13. intelligent
  14. interact
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  16. light
  17. massive
  18. massless
  19. mechanism
  20. moves
  21. particle
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  23. pass
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  25. people
  26. picture
  27. popular
  28. quarks
  29. quickly
  30. room
  31. sense
  32. speed
  33. surrounded
  34. universe
  35. walks
  36. works