Tom Siegfried’s essay “Behind the Higgs” (SN: 7/28/12, p. 26) may be the best piece of science journalism I’ve seen. He explained enough about the Higgs boson’s importance in the scheme of things for me to read about different aspects of the work and see how they fit into the whole picture, but even more, to get how impressive the symmetry of the picture is (pun intended) and how validating of the scientific method itself the work has been.
Ed Sylvester, Tempe, Ariz.
I love aha moments, and though there has been tons of press on the Higgs boson, it wasn’t until I read Tom Siegfried’s editorial “Nature’s Secrets Foretold (SN: 7/28/12, p. 28) that I finally had one for Higgs! I looked at a couple supposedly explanatory pieces on the Huffington