December 8, 2011 17:42
Physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said they hope to announce next week that saw the "first glimpse" of the existence of the Higgs boson, according to BBC News. Recall that the Higgs boson will be found before Christmas, scientists announced in early September.
Next Tuesday, December 13, two independent teams of scientists will make presentations on the analysis of the results of recent collisions of protons. , Told a member of one of the teams, last year they had about 350 trillion collisions, and only 10 of them showed the likely presence of the Higgs boson.
Both teams of scientists working independently of each other and use in their work are two different settings (called ATLAS and CMS), based on independent technologies. This allows them to check the results.
As told "Around the World", the scientists who are working hard to find the Higgs boson, has received the results worthy of the Nobel Prize. However, if it is established that the Higgs boson does not exist, it would call into question the very existence of the Standard Model, which explains how elementary particles interact.
Recall that the existence of the Higgs boson was predicted theoretically physics professor Peter Higgs of Edinburgh University (Peter Higgs), which showed how there are massive particles in the gauge-symmetric theories. Coined them the mechanism has become a universal tool in the hands of theorists, with which you can solve some fundamental problems — for example, to find out why the protons, neutrons and electrons are endowed with mass.
Discovery of the Higgs boson, as scientists expect, would explain the presence of the mass in the universe and help to find evidence of supersymmetric particles, which, in turn, prompt explanation for the presence of dark matter. As a result of the opening of the LHC Higgs, according to some, may be the first time the current machine — though very, very limited application.