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Title: Highlights From BABAR


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Conference: Prepared for International School of Subnuclear Physics: 41st Course: From Quarks to Black Holes: Progress in Understanding the Logic of Nature, Erice, Sicily, Italy, 29 Aug - 7 Sep 2003
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Giorgi, M.A., and /SLAC /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa. Highlights From BABAR. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Giorgi, M.A., & /SLAC /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa. Highlights From BABAR. United States.
Giorgi, M.A., and /SLAC /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa. Wed . "Highlights From BABAR". United States. doi:.
title = {Highlights From BABAR},
author = {Giorgi, M.A. and /SLAC /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa},
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year = {Wed Nov 09 00:00:00 EST 2005},
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