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DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Standard Model Higgs

Caption: According to the Standard Model of particles and forces, the Higgs mechanism gives mass to elementary particles such as electrons and quarks. Its discovery would answer one of the big questions in physics: What is the origin of mass?

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