Physicists celebrate evidence of particle
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(FILES) A file photo taken on September 10, 2008 shows a European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) scientist looking at computer screens showing traces on the Atlas experiment of the first protons injected in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) during its switch-on operation at the CERN's press center near Geneva. Physicists said on December 13, 2011 that they had narrowed the search for the elusive sub-atomic Higgs Boson particle that would confirm the way science describes the Universe. Experiments at Europe's giant atom smasher have "reduced the window where scientists think they will find the Higgs boson," also known as the God Particle, said Bruno Mansoulie, a researcher at the CERN. The Higgs boson is the missing link is the so-called Standard Model of physics, which explains how the basic building blocks of all matter fit together.
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