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'Why particle physics matters' contest winner announced

The readers have spoken: Your favorite explanation of why particle physics matters came from physicist Breese Quinn. At a major particle physics planning meeting this summer, a couple of dozen physicists volunteered to speak on camera about why they do what they do. We at symmetry chose our top five explanations and asked you to vote for your favorite. The results are in: University of Mississippi physicist Breese Quinn is the winner of the very first symmetry “Excellence in Science Communication” award, affectionately nicknamed the “Symmy.
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