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The Higgs, and beyond

A Nobel prizewinning physicist looks past the Higgs boson to dark matter, technicolour forces and WIMPs

By Steven Weinberg   December 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The moment of impact: protons collide within the Large Hadron Collider, creating over 100 charged particles

Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern are now engaged in a strenuous search for a particle of a new type, known as a Higgs boson. Much more is at stake in this search than the effort to add one more item to the quarks, electrons, and so on that make up the…

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