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UM Researchers Featured in WMCTV-5 Report on Higgs Boson Discovery

Several University of Mississippi physicists were featured in a news report which aired during the 11 p.m. local news broadcast on Wednesday, August 1 on WMCTV-5 in Memphis.

The report focused on the contributions of the UM High Energy Physics Group in the search for the Higgs boson, the subatomic particle thought to be responsible for all mass in the universe. An international team of researchers announced July 4 that they had confirmed the existence of the particle through experiments at the massive Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Wednesday’s report included interviews with Lucien Cremaldi, UM professor and chair of physics and astronomy; Rob Kroeger, professor of physics and astronomy; and Alkhaba Datta, assistant professor of physics and astronomy. The newscast aired immediately following NBC’s coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics