The intensity of the last few weeks has been almost beyond description, and certainly unmatched in my career as a theoretical physicist. For me, and for many of my colleagues, the end of a decades-long hunt for the Higgs particle comes with a sense almost of disbelief. Did this really just happen? Did the years and years of anticipation, which had become almost a part of our communal culture, a sort of Waiting For Godot, a hope for a Promised Land always out of reach, actually come to an end?
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