Here’s a ted talk by Garrett Lisi with an overview of quantum mechanics as of 2008.
Higgs Boson – For those familiar with the Fedora community and Scientific Linux, CERN’s announcement of essentially finding the Higgs Boson (what gives mass to all matter ) is not only a historic finding in physics but a proud example of our efforts being put to good use. The scientific method itself requires transparency and validation (full disclosure) which is impossible in secrecy. Scientific communities all over the world using open source and sharing their findings are leading adopters of the increasingly common use of transparently developed and secure applications and operating systems on servers, phones and desktops. CERN’s announcement is the culmination of decades of experiments and fulfills one of the primary reasons the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was built. Finding the Higgs boson turns out to be a tremendous counter example to the sometimes unscientific claims made by software vendors who do not release their code. Without code results from their programs can not be verified.