The “God Particle” Powerpoint Presentation is laughable

The discovery of the Higgs boson particle (also known as the “God particle”) is one of the greatest discoveries of our time.

Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced the discovery of this groundbreaking particle using a PowerPoint presentation.

Even though this was a very important discovery, the PowerPoint used to announce it was laughable. The font used was Comic Sans. Because the PowerPoint was so poorly designed (and the font choice was terrible), it failed to convey the groundbreaking significance of the particle and inspired ridicule instead of awe. Check out a sample slide below:


The point of this story? Your PowerPoint is an integral part of your talk. If you quickly put together some slides without paying attention to design and font choice, your presentation might end up being inducted into the “PowerPoint Hall of Shame.” 

Akash Karia

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