The morning after CERN announces the discovery of the Higgs particle, three young physicists sit down with Nobel prizewinners George Smoot and Martinus Veltman to digest the news. The students see it as another success for the standard model of particle physics. But Veltman, who helped to shape this model, is cynical. Moreover, Veltman contends that there is no such thing as dark matter. See how the shocked students and Smoot respond to Veltman’s scepticism.
Nature Lindau video: Is dark matter real?
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The 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting…
…was dedicated to chemistry and was held from 30 June to 5 July 2013. 34 Nobel Laureates and more than 600 young researchers from up to 80 countries engaged in lively discussions and exchanged their knowledge, ideas and experiences. On this platform, a team of experienced bloggers and enthusiastic meeting participants provided interviews, background information, special features and interesting stories, articles and comments, pictures, videos and much more.