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The Discovery of Gravitational Waves as the Earth-shaking Event of the Century

Based on two detectors separated by about 3,000 km and using ultra-stable lasers, a new observatory known as the Advanced LIGO has detected gravitational waves generated by the coalescence of two black holes, that turned into a new black hole with the release of about five solar masses of energy in a few milliseconds at a distance of over a billion light years, thus confirming one of the last untested predictions of the General Theory of Relativity.

The Discovery of the Higgs Particle

Tribute must be paid to the dedication of the staff of the European Organisation for uclear Research and the thousands of participating scientists from all over the world in heir breathtaking collaborative effort in the discovery of the Higgs particle. In the coming months and years, the properties of the putative Higgs boson will be studied in great detail. The times are truly exciting. The Web Exclusive version of the article is available here: http://www.epw.in/web-exclusives/discovery-higgs-particle.html
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