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Search for 'the God particle' continues

From the January 16, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

“Editor’s View,” Daily News Briefing The Christian Science Monitor December 13, 2011

In the world of physics, the elusive field associated with the Higgs boson is believed to confer mass to particles that make up the material universe. Finding verifiable proof of the Higgs boson would shore up the Standard Model of physics—the model based on quarks and leptons as the fundamental building blocks for atoms, as well as the family of particles associated with the forces that act on them.