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CERN results hint at Higgs Boson – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on December 14th, 2011.

In a seminar held at CERN today, physicists presented the latest results of their searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson – hinting at the possible nature of the elusive particle.  According to the researchers, it’s too early to say whether their experiments have discovered the Higgs boson, but the tentative findings of have been […]

The Higgs Boson – background information

John Kerr posted in on December 14th, 2011.

Our colleagues at the Canadian Science Media Centre have kindly put together the following backgrounder on the Higgs Boson. What is it? The Higgs boson is a hypothesized elementary particle that, if confirmed, would provide the mechanism by which the other elementary particles in the universe have mass. Elementary particles are the smallest fundamental units […]

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