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Has the Higgs Boson particle been discovered?

Those of you who are interested in the Standard Model and particle physics (or just wonder why billions of euros were spent on buildilng the CERN Large Hadron Collider) will be excited by the prospect that the Higgs Boson particle, predicted to exist in the 1960s, may have been discovered.  If confirmed tomorrow, as expected, this will rank alongside the discovery of the quark (which build up protons and neutrons) and antimatter in importance.  Physicists are actually hoping that the discovery will not conform to what the models predict.  If it is different there will be another 30 years of unanswered questions ahead of them, with the funding to match!



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