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Long hunt detects possible ‘God particle’

July 04, 2012
"We're reaching into the fabric of the Universe at a level we've never done before,"
- Prof Joe Incandela, spokesman for the CMS

Physicists in Europe claim they have discovered a new particle consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson, crucial to theories of the universe.

The particle has been the subject of a 45-year hunt to explain how matter attains its mass.

A confirmation that this is the Higgs boson would be one of the biggest scientific discoveries of the century; the hunt for the Higgs has been compared by some physicists to the Apollo programme that reached the Moon in the 1960s.

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