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Elusive particle discovered

Scientists say they believe they have captured the elusive Higgs boson, which is thought to endow matter with mass.

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'A momentous day for science' as particle consistent with Higgs Boson is discovered

Scientists say they believe they have captured the elusive Higgs Boson particle that gives matter mass.

Professor John Womersley, chief executive of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, told reporters at a London briefing that they had discovered a particle consistent with the Higgs Boson.

Discovery is the important word. That is confirmed. It's a momentous day for science.

– Professor John Womersley

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

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