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Will the Higgs Particle Make an Early Entrance?

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Science  25 Jun 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5423, pp. 2079-2080
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5423.2079

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BATAVIA, ILLINOIS-- The Higgs particle has been a raison d'�tre for the Large Hadron Collider now being built at CERN in Geneva, but it now appears to be within reach of an existing accelerator here at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Most estimates had placed the mass of the Higgs, a hypothetical particle believed to account for the origin of all mass, too high for Fermilab's Tevatron accelerator to create it. But new mass estimates suggest that Fermilab might just be able to steal a march on CERN.