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Tech's role in the God particle

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Robert Langdon and Vittoria Vetra can rest easy now. Physicists have discovered a new subatomic particle that looks a lot like — and may be — the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle. And they did it with the help of a team of Louisiana Tech University researchers.

Langdon and Vetra are the fictional hero and heroine in Dan Brown’s book “Angels and Demons,” the novel in which the theory of the God particle is introduced through references to an attempt at creating a mini “Big Bang” at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland.

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