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The particle adventure

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Science

Now that everyone and his cat is talking about the Large Hadron Collidor, and whether it will destroy the earth, few people seem to realize what the CERN scientists are looking for. The Higgs Boson, or God particle, is the prey scientists are hunting already for decades, and has become the Holy Grail of physics. Renowned British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has bet 100 dollars that the LHC won't find the Higgs Boson.

Elementary particle physics was one of my favorite classes back in university. The particle adventure is a nice walk through this fascinating world of quantum dynamics.