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Physicists unveil results that support standard model

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  • An amateur photographer takes a picture in the assembly room of the elements of the LHC (large hadron collider) during the Particle Physics Photowalk at the European Particle Physics laboratory (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland.

      An amateur photographer takes a picture in the assembly room of the elements of the LHC (large hadron collider) during the Particle Physics Photowalk at the European Particle Physics laboratory (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland.
    Associated Press/Aug. 7, 2010

  • The globe of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, is illuminated outside Geneva, Switzerland.

      The globe of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, is illuminated outside Geneva, Switzerland.
    Associated Press/March 30, 2010

 
Associated Press

The rare sighting at the european center for nuclear research, known by its french acronym cern, shows that the so-called standard model of particle physics is "coming through with flying colors," though it describes only 5 percent of the universe, said pierluigi campana, who leads one of the two main teams at cern involved in the research.

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