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Hard times for theorists in a post-Higgs world

The Large Hadron Collider’s big success leaves no clear avenue for new physics

11:02am, June 13, 2013

AFTER HIGGS  In 1964, Peter Higgs (left) proposed the existence of a particle that is now named for him. Now young theorists like Flip Tanedo (right) wonder what’s next.

At 5 a.m. last Fourth of July, Flip Tanedo rolled out of bed after an hour of repeatedly smacking his alarm clock’s snooze button. Rousting himself at dawn would be worth it, he hoped, because what he was about to hear was likely to have a huge bearing on the course of his career.

Tanedo, a fifth-year

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