Neil deGrasse Tyson leaning on Bill Nye the Science Guy, Photo Credit: © Elliot Severn, All rights reserved
Neil deGrasse Tyson leaning on Bill Nye the Science Guy, Photo Credit: © Elliot Severn, All rights reserved

StarTalk Live: The Particle Party (Part 1)

A lighter moment from StarTalk Live at The Bell House, 7/11/12: astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and Bill Nye the Science Guy, CEO of the Planetary Society. Photo Credit: © Elliot Severn, All rights reserved

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On the heels of the discovery of the Higgs boson, Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrated by throwing a “Particle Party” at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY on July 11, 2012. Neil was joined onstage by his old friend Bill Nye the Science Guy and Kyle Cranmer, one of the CERN physicists who actually helped discover the Higgs. Now it’s your chance to join them on a journey into the subatomic heart of the fabric of existence. Of course, it wouldn’t be a StarTalk Live without comic co-host Eugene Mirman, who was also joined by comedian Scott Adsit of 30 Rock and Sara Vowell, author and social commentator. Part 1 starts with a discussion of the 4 forces and 12 particles that make up the structure of nature and ends with the story of how the Higgs boson was discovered and why it’s so important.

NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: StarTalk Live: The Particle Party (Part 1).

 

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