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A Question of Survival: Why We Hunted the Higgs (TEDxTUM)

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This is a presentation given at TEDxTUM 2015 attempting to answer the question of why we do basic research.

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This presentation was given at TEDxTUM 2015 in front of a large public audience and was recorded and published on the TEDxTUM site, as well as on their YouTube channel.  It attempts to answer the question of why we do basic research by describing it as a necessary facet of human survival.

http://www.tedxtum.com
http://www.tedxtum.com/2015_videos
https://youtu.be/5U6Cc1hmdY0

Post date: Sun, Jan 10, 2016 — 21:54
Updated date: Tue, Jan 26, 2016 — 15:22

Learning Topics

Physics
Cosmology
Dark Energy
Dark Matter
Extra / Multi Dimensions
Forces
Higgs Boson
Mass
Matter / Antimatter
Micro Black Holes
New Physics
Particles
Standard Model
SUSY
Technology
Accelerators
Detectors
International Collaboration
History
Life as a Physicist
Broader Impacts
Cancer Treatment
Culture
Education
Medical Applications
Technology Transfer