Beyond the God Particle was the book that resonated with me as it explained the Higgs boson. Leon Lederman and Christopher Hill do a great job building up your understanding in order to appreciate the importance of the discovery of the Higgs boson. It also sparked an appreciation for mass as a measure of resistance, which began to open up other ideas as I contemplated a brane filled universe. I believe it was during the reading of this book I began contemplating whether the Big Bang was the interaction of a resistance field with a singularity, suggesting multiple branes and other macro objects floating around in the bulk of the universe. This train of thought was where the theory of an initial splitting of the singularity, or “The One,” occurring and creating our reality attached to one brane separated from many other dimensions.