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Higgs-Like Particle Found

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July 4, 2012
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After a quest spanning nearly half a century, physicists said Wednesday they had found a sub-atomic particle that may be the elusive Higgs boson, believed to confer mass on matter. Rousing cheers and a standing ovation erupted at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) after scientists presented astonishing new data in their search for the mysterious particle. Many hailed it as a moment in history, and white-haired veterans of the quest shed tears of joy.


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FORA.tv (Nov. 29, 2012) — CUNY's Institute for Theoretical Sciences discusses the discovery of the Higgs boson particle. In July, researchers at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, announced that they found convincing evidence of a new particle called the Higgs boson, using the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator. Sometimes called the "God particle," the Higgs boson is a sub-atomic particle that is a building block of the universe. Kyle Cranmer, Assistant Professor of Physics at New York University, and Neal Weiner, Associate Professor of Physics at New York University, discuss how scientists made the discovery and why it is significant. The NYU Experimental High Energy Physics group has been a key part of a world-wide collaboration in the search for the Higgs boson.
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AFP (July 4, 2012) — Physicists on Wednesday said they had found a new sub-atomic particle consistent with the Higgs boson, which is believed to confer mass. The particle is "consistent with (the) long-sought Higgs boson," CERN said in a statement, adding that further data was needed to identify the find.
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Search Narrows for Particle That May Explain All

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AP (Dec. 13, 2011) — The hunt narrows for an elusive subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, after physicists using a high-powered atom smasher believe they now know where to look. If found, the Higgs boson could help explain the mysteries of the universe.
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Principe De Asturias Awards Commemorate Discovery of Higgs Boson

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