Particle Physics

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    Physicists on alert for Higgs announcement

    New data on hunt for elusive Higgs boson to be presented at Australia conference.

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    Higgs running out of hiding places

    particle’s mass confirms a final missing piece of physics’ puzzle is right where scientists think it is.

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    Tantalizing hints of long-sought particle

    Europe’s LHC collider finds traces of what could be the Higgs boson, a theoretical entity that explains why matter has mass.

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    Last Words

    Tevatron’s data may have more to say, even after the atom smasher shuts down.

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    A lighter Higgs, but chase continues

    Target narrows after LHC experiments suggest a new lower estimated mass for the elusive particle.

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    New data suggest a lighter Higgs

    Fermilab results heat up the race for an elusive particle.

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    Discovery of Higgs at Large Hadron Collider might not make all physicists happy

    Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg suggests many would be horrified if all the LHC discovers is its prime target, the Higgs boson. Tom Siegfried and others blog from the 47th annual New Horizons in Science meeting sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing in Austin, Texas.

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    Interview: Murray Gell-Mann

    The scientist who developed quark theory turns 80 today. To mark the occasion, Science News presents an extended interview with the physicist.

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    Elusive Higgs particle has fewer hideouts

    Physicists have announced new limits on the mass of the elusive Higgs boson. The particle's discovery would complete the standard model of particle physics.

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    Large Hadron Collider

    When the Large Hadron Collider powers up this fall, protons moving at almost the speed of light will collide with energies high enough, physicists hope, to solve matter’s biggest mysteries.

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    A World-Class Accelerator