December 21, 2012

The Higgs Boson's New Year's Resolutions

Sarah Demers, Huffington Post

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Did you see my entry for Time's "Person of the Year"? Even though the President won, I was thrilled to be on a list that included Gabby Douglas and the Mars Rover. (The Rover and I particularly appreciate your broad definition of the word "person.")

But I couldn't help noting misconceptions in my bio. Depending how you count, I'm the 17th particle to be discovered.

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TAGGED: Mass, Particle Physics, God Particle, Higgs Boson, New Year's Resolutions


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