The God particle is by far, one of the most puzzling aspects of the Standard Model of physics. In one such research, scientists from the Brookhaven National Laboratory have asserted that if the Higgs boson particle ever existed, it may be sporting a mass between 116 and 130GeV as per ATLAS and in the range of 115 to 127GeV, according to CMS.
Two experiments carried out at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) seemingly discarded the area in which Higgs particle may dwell. The presence of these god particles is mostly temporary and these are deemed to deteriorate in a myriad ways. They decay into an array of particles and scientists have to discover substantial excesses of these particles rather than Higgs itself. The ATLAS and CMS experimenters examined various decay pathways, and the trials showed minute excesses in the low mass portion which was not discarded.
“We’ve now analyzed all or most of the data taken in 2011 in some of the most important Higgs search analyses. I think everybody’s very surprised and pleased at the pace of progress,” commented ATLAS physicist Rik Yoshida of Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago.
The researchers apparently found various independent measurements relating to the range of 124 to 126GeV. Considering that this trial is at a preliminary level, it cannot be affirmed that the God particle has indeed been discovered by the scientists.
The team has plans of fine-tuning their findings with the winter particle physics conference coming up in March. Uncovering the kind of Higgs indicated in the Standard Model will most probably affirm a theory unleashed in the 1960s. Even if the researchers stumble upon a particle where they may find the God particle, it necessitates more data and examinations to prove that it is the same particle talked about in the Standard model.
In case the non-Standard Model Higgs is found, it will pave the path to novel physics at the LHC’s complete design energy which is seemingly achievable after 2014. Whether the ATLAS and CMS will succeed in putting forward the Standard Model Higgs boson particle is something only time can tell.
The above report was presented in a seminar conducted at CERN.