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Why Physicists Long for the Straight and Narrow

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Science  21 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5610, pp. 1171-1172
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5610.1171

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Summary

Europe's Large Hadron Collider, a superpowerful proton smasher, should be powerful enough to find a new generation of particles, but not to get to know them well. That's why particle physicists also want a vast linear collider to smash together electrons and antielectrons. The linear collider will reveal the nature of the new beasts in the particle zoo.