In an age where the best-known physics experiments involve big teams and bigger money, a Harvard lab’s setup is more homegrown apparatus than industrial-scale science. But the experiment -- run by 11 Harvard and Yale university researchers on a budget in the low millions — is designed to probe some of the same unknown territory as the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, where scientists this summer apparently confirmed the existence of a long-sought particle called the Higgs boson.
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