The momentous Higgs Boson discovery opened the door to new understandings of the universe. What are the basic forces that have shaped it since the beginning of time? Physicist Sally Seidel and her team share what they have learned using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Also, a discussion with Professor Yemane Asmerom and Research Scientist Victor Polyak, both from UNM Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, on reasons behind the extinction of the woolly mammoth and Larry Sklar answers this month's viewer question: How are new molecules discovered?

Connect airs Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. on New Mexico PBS 5.1. Each month, New Mexico PBS connects audiences to the great people and inspired thinking found at the University of New Mexico.

• Sally Seidel, professor, UNM Department of Physics and Astronomy, UNM
• Victor Polyak, research scientist, UNM Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
• Yemane Asmerom, professor, UNM Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
• Larry Sklar, director, UNM Center for Molecular Discovery

• Augusta Meyers

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"Connect" is produced by Brad Stoddard and executive producer Michael Kamins. Production support provided by UNM.

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