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Higgs boson

We now know why the universe has structure. What next?

By Frank Close   August 2012

The discovery of the Higgs boson particle only takes us half way to replicating the extreme energy conditions of the Big Bang

July 4th witnessed not just the celebration of American independence from the Brits, but the discovery of the Higgs boson, the herald of how beauty and order emerged from the chaotic debris of the Big Bang. Why is the universe full of huge, interesting structures of galaxies, stars and planets, with microscopic fabrics of atoms and molecules, rather than some disordered hotchpotch?

Our best theories had posited that the…

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