BBC Radio Wales visits the home of the Welsh Government in Cardiff, which recently played host to a touring exhibition about the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Welsh scientist Dr Lyn Evans, who is based at CERN, is interviewed about the announcement in July this year that teams working at the LHC had discovered a "Higgs like particle", thought to be the elusive Higgs boson, the discovery of which would explain how matter gets its mass. Swansea based physicists Professor Chris Allton and Professor Simon Hands also discuss their work in particle physics with particles such as the quark and the gluon, and the huge amount of data that the LHC generates for scientists to study.
- Thursday 6 December 2012 11.47 GMT
- Thursday 6 December 2012 12.15 GMT
- College of Science