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Discovery of Higgs particle preserves Standard Model

By Richard Brill

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 07, 2014

~~<p>The hoopla surrounding the verification of the Higgs particle has died down, so it's a good time to recap what the fuss was all about.</p>
<p>I'll use an example from electromagnetism as a visualization model. Surrounding any electric charge such as a proton is a field that can interact with any other electric charge, either attracting or repulsing depending on whether the charges are alike or opposite.</p>
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The hoopla surrounding the verification of the Higgs particle has died down, so it's a good time to recap what the fuss was all about.

I'll use an example from electromagnetism as a visualization model. Surrounding any electric charge such as a proton is a field that can interact with any other electric charge, either attracting or repulsing depending on whether the charges are alike or opposite. Login for more...



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