The discovery of the Higgs Boson is perhaps science's biggest recent success—but that doesn't mean it's easy to understand. Who better to explain just what it is, though, than Peter Higgs himself?

In this video, Higgs describes the particle and what it does in under 120 seconds. But without doubt the best bit is when physicist and radio presenter Jim Al-Khalili ask Higgs: "Could you encapsulate that description in, say, thirty seconds?"

"No," comes the declarative answer. Peter Higgs, I still want to cuddle you. [BBC]