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New data give clearer picture of Higgs boson

Physicists scrutinize latest LHC results to refine knowledge of boson’s properties

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5:30am, August 11, 2016
visualization of ATLAS experiment

HIGGS SLEUTHS  Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider are using their new higher-energy data to study the Higgs boson. This visualization of the ATLAS experiment shows an event possibly containing a Higgs boson produced in combination with two top quarks, one of many new processes scientists are looking for.

CHICAGO — It’s a Higgs boson bonanza for particle physicists, who are capitalizing on the newest data from the Large Hadron Collider to delve more deeply into the particle’s properties. Scientists are keeping a keen eye out for any deviations from the standard model of particle physics, the overarching theory that describes elementary particles and their interactions.

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