The biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world′s largest and most powerful particle–smasher, and the anticipation of finally discovering the Higgs boson particle. But what is the Higgs boson and why is it often referred to as the God Particle? Why are the Higgs and the LHC so important? Getting a handle on the science behind the LHC can be difficult for anyone without an advanced degree in particle physics, but you don′t need to go back to school to learn about it. In Collider, award–winning physicist Paul Halpern provides you with the tools you need to understand what the LHC is and what it hopes to discover.