What will science discovery of the Higgs boson
Private inhabitant of the earth recollects theoretical physics only on major holidays and in honor of the great discoveries. However, to enter into the world "leap" will not work: too large number of formulas and theoretical aspects in today's science textbooks which are getting fatter every year. However, even he understands the basic theoretical points inhabitant is not always understood, "why all this is necessary."
Respond to the question can only be going far. Modern physics rests on two pillars: the general theory of relativity Eynshieyna, which deals with the description of space and time, and the standard model, which tries to place on the shelves structure of matter down to the smallest atoms. It turned out that the standard model is not perfect, and much of it just does not fit. Because it is necessary to constantly modify and extend to the logical holes remained. One of the main problems is, for example, that the light has no mass, why? Higgs boson - is the building block of the universe, which explains what a "mass", and why the body gain weight. However, its existence was simply "invented", and in fact no bosons can not be. If so - the standard model is "dead-end" development branch. That is, substantially all of quantum physics would have to redraw a new way, because it is insoluble and wrong. The main thing is why scientists need "God particle" - to obtain confirmation of the fact that humanity is moving in the right direction. It is clear that the practical value of the discovery will only be measured in years: the particle itself is meaningless for the people. Much more important is control over its existence. Theoretically, if you learn how to "avoid" this "inhibitory" boson, the mass of a body is not simply reduced: it will disappear! On the other hand, creating the particle on an industrial scale, it is possible to create a region with high or low gravity despite the familiar to us the forces of gravity. Clearly, the scope for the use of such opportunities is limited only by the imagination. In addition, "higgsoid" allows you to create new, previously inaccessible for a particle experiments, such as those which would have consisted of antimatter. However, do not rush things: a few theoretical physics "far" from the practice. The next couple of years after the discovery only need to describe the particle. And working with her people are unlikely to learn in the coming decades.