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from UCT’s Department of Physics
were among those celebrating
when, after nearly five decades,
billions of euros and millions of man-hours, the announcement was recently made
that the long-postulated, but until then elusive, Higgs boson particle may finally have
been observed. The discovery marks a significant milestone for world physics and
UCT’s Department of Physics, and draws attention to other groundbreaking work in
the department.