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Physicists closing in on mysterious missing particle

Thursday, January 18, 2007

University of Toronto researchers are now closer to answering contemporary physics’ most pressing question: where is the missing particle that gives matter mass, known as Higgs-boson? The breakthrough comes after researchers discovered that the mass of another subatomic particle – the W boson – is slightly heavier than previous measurements, pointing them in a new direction.
I remember first reading about the Higgs-boson particle and Higgs fields in a book by Brian Green (Fabric of the Cosmos, I think it was). The idea utterly fascinated me. This discovery will be huge! Read more @ NEWS@UofT.
posted by linnerd40, Thursday, January 18, 2007


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