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EU-backed scientists were involved in the discovery of the 'Higgs boson'

Six researchers participating in the EU-funded project ACEOLE were directly involved in the revolutionary discovery of the Higgs boson claimed on 4 July 2012 by the CERN, the European nuclear research facility.

The fellows helped to develop the data readout systems used at the Large Hadron Collider tunnel, the most expensive and complex experimental facility to date, where the particle was identified.

Experts believe the Higgs boson is the basis for all matter in the Universe.

The discovery stands out as one of the greatest scientific achievements of the 21st Century so far.

Interview with a researcher involved in the discovery by EuroNews / 1 August 2012

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Press release by the European Commission / 7 July 2012