If you're still a little fuzzy on what the Higgs Boson is or why particle physicists are so keen on finding it, check out this video by PhD Comics creator Jorge Cham. Cham gets the low-down from CERN physicist, and conveys the significance of the Higgs Boson and the role of the Large Hadron Collider in comic form.

If you'd prefer a non-video introduction to particle physics, Cham has also posted a still comic version of his Higgs Boson comic, the first few pages of which you can see below. Also, fans of PhD Comics might want to check out the freshly released Piled Higher and Deeper: The Movie, which is now available through streaming, download, and DVD.

The Higgs Boson Explained [PhD Comics]

The Webcomic Guide to the Higgs BosonS

The Webcomic Guide to the Higgs BosonS

The Webcomic Guide to the Higgs BosonS

The Webcomic Guide to the Higgs BosonS

The Webcomic Guide to the Higgs BosonS