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A Tentative Nondiscovery of the Higgs

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Science  25 Jun 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5423, pp. 2080
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5423.2080

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BATAVIA, ILLINOIS-- The OPAL collaboration at the Large Electron-Positron collider, a particle accelerator at CERN in Geneva, is trying to dampen speculation that a handful of unexplained events in its data point to a discovery of the Higgs boson, the hypothetical particle that is thought to explain how everything else in the universe acquired its mass.