Aeronautics, the science and practice of aircraft flight. (An aircraft is a vehicle that is supported in flight by its own buoyancy or by the action of air on its surfaces.) The term aeronautics takes in all phases of the design, construction, and operation of both lighter-than-air craft (airships and balloons) and heavier-than-air craft (such as airplanes, helicopters, convertiplanes, autogiros, gliders, and kites). The term aviation is usually restricted to powered, heavier-than-air craft.
Imagine walking through a field and stumbling upon scads of corpses, all in various states of decomposition. It's not the setting for your next nightmare, but rather a very real discipline of forensic anthropology.
Who wants to reduce our complicated universe down to its simplest building blocks? A bunch of particle physicists, that's who. Why is the Higgs boson critical to that goal?