The Higgs Boson - A one page explanation!

A Simulated Higgs event
Simulated Higgs particle decay in the ATLAS detector.

In 1993, the UK Science Minister, William Waldegrave, challenged physicists to produce an answer that would fit on one page to the question 'What is the Higgs boson, and why do we want to find it?'

Here are the winning entries!

Reference: Physics World, Volume 6, Number 9