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Particle physics: The race to break the standard model

The Large Hadron Collider is the latest attempt to move fundamental physics past the frustratingly successful 'standard model'. But it is not the only way to do it. Geoff Brumfiel surveys the contenders attempting to capture the prize before the collider gets up to speed.

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Brumfiel, G. Particle physics: The race to break the standard model. Nature 455, 156–159 (2008).

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