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The Higgs Boson and the Power of Consistency

Philip E. Gibbs


The momentous discovery of the Higgs boson announced on July 4, 2012 by CERN brought tremendous excitements both in the physics communities and general public. As the dust settles, we can start to ask some questions. In this editorial, we discuss the central element of the story which is often forgotten in the noise of celebration and the outlook of research in particle physics.

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