Higgs Boson Fever Fills Cern With 24-hour Particle People

The home of the Large Hadron Collider is hot with excitement about what two teams of physicists will report this week

By Ian Sample

The teams have been searching for the Higgs boson using the giant CMS (pictured) and Atlas detectors. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

The canteen at Cern, the particle physics laboratory and home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on the outskirts of Geneva, is always abuzz with conversation and rumour, but in recent days one topic has dominated the hubbub more than ever.

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