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Physicist and surfer Garrett Lisi presents a controversial new model of the universe that -- just maybe -- answers all the big questions. If nothing else, it's the most beautiful 8-dimensional model of elementary particles and forces you've ever seen. -This is one of my favorite TED talks

This TED Talks presentation from 2008 by eminent "rock star" physicist Brian Cox explains the work being done at the CERN supercollider, the role of the modern particle physicist and the elusive and illustrious Higgs particle. The viewing guide contains ten questions, a detailed answer guide, an extension activity and Common Core standards.

Humans have been looking for the answer to this question for centuries ... and have likely been asking it for much, much longer.

Particles Physics - Elementary Particles My Dear Watson!

The Standard Model - Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes the Standard Model of particle physics, covering both the particles that make up the subatomic realm and the forces that govern them.