Higgs Boson Discovery --"The Starting Point for a New Model of the Universe"
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June 23, 2014

Higgs Boson Discovery --"The Starting Point for a New Model of the Universe"

 

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"We know that the Standard Model of physics that we have now does not explain some puzzles in nature," said Ketino "Keti" Kaadze, a research associate at Fermilab. "We know there has to be other models that can explain phenomena like dark matter and dark energy, and why we can have different generations of the same particle that are identical except for their mass. Finding the Higgs particle wasn't the end of the story. It was the starting point on a new horizon."

A recently published study in the journal Nature Physics reports scientists have found evidence that the Higgs boson — a fundamental particle proposed in 1964 and discovered in 2012 — is the long sought-after particle responsible for giving mass to elementary particles.

"In nature, there are two types of particles: fermions and bosons," said Kaadze, who is joining the faculty at Kansas State University's physics department. "Fermions, quarks and leptons make up all the matter around us. Bosons are responsible for mediating interaction between the elementary particles."

Building on the full data collected in 2011 and 2012, part of which was used to identify the Higgs boson's existence, researchers see evidence that the Higgs boson decays into fermions. This also was predicted in 1964 but not observed until after the Higgs boson was identified in 2012, Kaadze said.

The observation is key in reinforcing what is theorized about the Higgs boson and is a steppingstone to building on more extensive knowledge about how the universe works, Kaadze said.

"We think that the Higgs boson is responsible for the generation of mass of fundamental particles," Kaadze said. "For example, the electrons acquire their mass by interacting with the Higgs boson. As electrons are not massless, they form stable orbits around nuclei, thus allowing the formation of electrically neutral matter from which the Earth and all of us are made. Even slight changes of the masses of fundamental particles around us would change the universe very drastically, and the Higgs boson is the centerpiece that ties it all together."

Kaadze, along with other scientists, was part of a team that looked for the Higgs boson decaying to a pair of tau leptons — fermions that are very heavy equivalents of electrons. A second team also searched for the Higgs boson decaying into a pair of heavy fermions, called beauty quarks. These two decay signatures offer the highest discovery potential, she said.

Kaadze is one of the several researches in Kansas State University's physics department heavily involved in research at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN. Their research is conducted with the Compact Muon Solenoid, one of the Large Hadron Collider's two particle detectors that help scientists at CERN to search for evidence for Higgs boson.

Other Kansas State University physics faculty members involved in CERN research include Tim Bolton, professor; Andrew Ivanov, assistant professor; and Yurii Maravin, associate professor.

The Higgs boson was the last key component needed to confirm the Standard Model of particle physics: a low-energy theory that explains the workings of the universe at the smallest length scales.

Efforts are currently underway to nearly double the center-of-mass energy at CERN. Doing so will increase the ability to create Higgs bosons. In turn, scientists can build on data in an effort to explain the mysteries of the universe.

The image at the top of the page shows galaxies in today's Universe that were thought to have existed only in the distant past. "We didn't think these galaxies existed. We've found they do, but they are extremely rare," said Professor Karl Glazebrook at Swinburne University. The Swinburne researchers have likened the galaxies to the ‘living dinosaurs' or Wollemi Pines of space - galaxies you just wouldn't expect to find in today's world.

"Their existence has changed our ideas about how star formation is fuelled and understanding star formation is important. Just look at the Big Bang, which is how we all got here," Glazebrook said. The galaxies in question look like disks, reminiscent of our own galaxy, but unlike the Milky Way they are physically turbulent and are forming many young stars.

"Such galaxies were thought to exist only in the distant past, ten billion years ago, when the Universe was less than half its present age," Glazebrook said.

The Daily Galaxy via Kansas State University

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LINEAR OR CYCLICAL PERCEPTION IS WHAT REALLY MATTERS

"We know that the Standard Model of physics that we have now does not explain some puzzles in nature," said Ketino "Keti" Kaadze, a research associate at Fermilab.

This is an overstated understatement. It really should have been "all puzzles in nature".

As long as modern cosmological and astrophysical science takes electromagnetical swirling and rotating qualities forces in atoms for just particles which works one-directionally via Newton, science will get further nowhere very fast.

It´s that simply really. Read more here - "The Insoluble and Illogical Dark Matter Paradox" - http://vixra.org/abs/1406.0134

Natural Philosopher
Ivar Nielsen

If one reads carefully this article, or any other article related to the elementary particles, will notice, the following two opposite situations, about fermions and bosons:
-The physics of fermions, is a physics evolving and harmonizes with nature and natural laws and responds with complete success in issues relating to the fermions and:
-The physics of bosons, which evolves and lives into accelerators that is cut off, from nature and leaves behind, numerous questions. Note that, neither a boson has yet been observed directly as a free particle. Even photons, whose existence is considered unquestionable, are detected indirectly, as interactions and not as free particles.
In the theory of “Pointal Charges” I describe in the book, “From the inside of quarks and up to beyond the Universe”, develop a model for the fundamental forces and give some physics without the use of bosons. And because I feel that once, the physics of bosons would be in deadlock, I propose the above model, which leads us to a new, more understandable physics. At the same time this physics relieves us from the need of bosons.
Please listen to me, even only for once.

@Vaggelis, you wrote:

"Note that, neither a boson has yet been observed directly as a free particle".

This really goes for most of the standing theories, especially all what deals with "dark this and that".

Modern gravitational scientist forces themselves to go into dark mode because they ignore to see the natural effects of all what causes light and motion.

@ Ivar Nielsen
At this time, I write a "new physics" without, bosons-big-black-dark-spacetime-gravitywaves, etc, etc, a new very simple and very understandable physics. All that need, for this new physics is a single fermion with its anti-particle and the electromagnetic interaction, some brain and nothing else.
But I need some technical and some moral support that I have not yet. That is why I fear that perhaps this vision of me not will be ever completed. But the paradox is that while on the hunting of the Higgs boson, the hunting of the gravitational waves, dark energy and dark matter work thousands of scientists, be written millions of pages and are spent billions of money, on the completion of the new physics that I propose, excess not a scientist, neither a page nor a euro.


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