The Higgs Boson Particle Explained in Paper-Based Illustrations

January 16, 2013

(This article was originally published at information aesthetics, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

The collection of photos titled "Higgs Boson - Le Monde" [] by French graphic design office Zim & Zou was created to illustrate an article in a magazine of the newspaper Le Monde.

The depicted paper and tinfoil -based infographic artefacts each illustrate a specific characteristic of the Higgs Boson phenomenon. For instance, in one graph, colorful balloons - representing the boson - hold up other, smaller particles, to illustrate how the Higgs boson gives other particles their mass. Another photo shows a puzzle-like circle to denote how the Higgs Boson is the "final puzzle piece" in understanding the matter that makes up the universe.

Via FastCo Design.

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. Paper-Based Visualization Competition
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. Paper-Based Pie Chart Graphs
. Internet Usage Statistics Origami
. Hypnotic Paper Cuts

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