The hunt for the Higgs boson, the most highly sought-after particle in physics, received a boost this month with two new results from the Tevatron particle collider at Fermilab in Illinois. Scientists working on the DZero particle detector experiment have for the first time successfully observed pairs of Z bosons at the Tevatron. Pair production of these force carrying particles is extremely rare and difficult to detect, and researchers say that having observed them represents a big step towards observing the Higgs boson itself.
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- Fermilab collider experiments discover rare single top quarkMon, 9 Mar 2009, 12:57:26 EDT
- Hunt for Higgs boson: Mass of top quark narrows searchMon, 7 Dec 2009, 12:45:18 EST
- Tevatron scientists announce their final results on the Higgs particleMon, 2 Jul 2012, 10:51:59 EDT