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CERN Collider Glimpses Supersymmetry--Maybe

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Science  14 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5477, pp. 227-228
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5477.227a

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Last week, particle physicists at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland announced that by smashing together matter and antimatter in four experiments, they detected an unexpected effect in the sprays of particles that ensued. The anomaly is subtle, and physicists caution that it might still be a statistical fluke. If confirmed, however, it could mark the long-sought discovery of a whole zoo of new particles--and the end of a long-standing model of particle physics.

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