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Astronomy

LHC plans extra year for Higgs hunt

Nature News
13 December 2010

Scientists are preparing to run the world's largest particle accelerator for an extra year in a bold bid to find the Higgs particle, part of the mechanism that is thought to endow other particles with mass.

If the plan is implemented, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), located at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, will run until the end of 2012 - rather than 2011 - before entering a year-long shutdown for a major upgrade.

Full story from Nature News