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Welsh scientists await news of Higgs boson

Painting of Higgs boson
A painting by artist Josef Kristofoletti shows how a Higgs Boson may look. Credit: Anja Niedringhaus/AP

Welsh scientists are awaiting news from Switzerland today on whether or not the Higgs Boson - a particle thought to give matter mass - has been discovered.

The results will come from Cern, the home of the Large Hadron Collider.

There is a strong Welsh connection to the ground breaking scientific project as Dr Lyn Evans from Aberdare was the project leader.

Named after Peter Higgs - the Edinburgh University physicist who first proposed its existence in 1964 - the Higgs Boson has become one of the most elusive particles in modern science.

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