John Armstrong has posted an outstanding 4-part article describing how the Higgs mechanism actually works. But this isn’t the usual pop-sci/lame metaphor approach. No sir, he tackles the mathematics, covering the basics of Lagrangians, gauge theory, and symmetry-breaking. I’m rather astonished that he was able to cover the high-points of some of the most important aspects of modern physics in such a brief treatment.

### Glen Mark Martin

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The series of articles described here is 100% OK as is this short intro. Much appreciated

BUT . . I have an associated problem. I should like to print this intro together with the right hand sidebar, which is very useful. But my print preview shows that only the main section will print, the sidebar being cut off. Is this the way you have set your system up, is it my printer or print driver, or what? This happens with some but not all Wikipedia articles too

Do you have any ideas which can help me overcome this problem – I am operating under Windows XP with a Lexmark printer

I wish I could help, but I am seeing the same behavior. I have to assume that this is based upon the way WordPress template is formatted.