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In Episode 2 of their journey through the history of the universe, Dr. Katie Mack and John Green discuss the fundamental forces of nature, the tiny ovens we know as particle colliders, and how we all can exist.

00:00 - Introduction
3:17 - Particle colliders
5:45 - Protons
14:00 - The Fundamental Forces
20:33 - The Theory of Everything
27:12 - The Higgs Field
34:46 - It's Incredible That We Know This Stuff

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