Particle physicists Ian Low, Joseph Lykken and Gabe Shaughnessy arrived at this conclusion after studying the data provided by the LHC, the particle accelerator
Experience used in the search for Higgs boson: A group of physicists believe that scientists have found an impostor
Sao Paulo – The European Centre for Nuclear Research, CERN, last week announced the discovery of a particle that can be the Higgs boson. However, a group of physicists believe that scientists have found an impostor.
Particle physicists Ian Low, Joseph Lykken and Gabe Shaughnessy arrived at this conclusion after studying the data provided by the LHC, the particle accelerator at CERN. They are the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, USA.
He believed that the LHC has analyzed all the tracks on which the search for Higgs boson could turn into a new particle, since it is short lived. Therefore, the CERN particle did not visualize this, just found the mass range where the Higgs boson should be.
After analyzing the data from CERN, the researchers wrote a paper of 20 pages. They believe that two generic particles may seem like the Higgs boson and deceive the people involved in the discovery of this new particle.
In this case, these particles imposters would be part of an interpretation is based on the Standard Model, which proposes the Higgs boson to be responsible for transferring mass to all other particles after the Big Bang 14 billion years ago.
This theory of physicists from Argonne National Laboratory is based on the existence of various Higgs-like particles, rather than one. In this case, they are all responsible for the formation of the Higgs field, which gave mass to matter. Based on this, CERN has collected data that correspond to the characteristics of two particles that are not related to the Standard Model.
Anyway, Low, Lykken and Shaughnessy conclude that we must expect new information from CERN to confirm what is the real discovery of the LHC. That’s because physicists announced 99.99% sure that the data collected show the existence of the Higgs boson. However, they have made clear they needed to further investigate this new particle. It may be that the data collected are actually related to other particles, although the chances are remote.
Just as it is still early to say that the particle is found the Higgs boson, it is hard to make sure that physicists from Argonne National Laboratory are correct. To complete something, CERN physicists must analyze all the properties of the particle discovery. Only then, will be announced the existence (or not) of the Higgs boson.