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Large Hadron Collider Set to Unveil a New World of Particle Physics
August 19, 2008
The field of particle physics is poised to enter unknown territory with the startup of a massive new accelerator--the Large Hadron Collider--in Europe this summer. On Sept. 10, LHC scientists will attempt to send the first beam of protons speeding around the accelerator.
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