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OU Physicists Part of International Collaboration Leading to Discovery of Higgs Boson
July 5, 2012
University of Oklahoma high-energy physicists were among the 1,700 U.S. scientists from 89 American universities who collaborated on the international effort in the search for the Higgs boson. Results announced this week from CERN indicate discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson.
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