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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 menu of known elementary…

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