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Something New and Big in Particle Physic?

Jack Hays

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Sounds like this could be something big. Certainly beyond my physics.

http://www.debatepolitics.com/redir...-crack-wide-open/?source=realclearscience.com

The importance of this result is clear to everybody working in the field and it has immediately triggered a huge amount of work on the possible implications. None of the more fundamental models that currently exist as possible replacements for the SM can explain the bump. If the SM has fallen it is likely not for any reason we expected. If the new particle is real, it is absolutely unclear what might be its role in the greater scheme of things. Maybe it is related indirectly to the Higgs boson somehow, or maybe it is connected with the puzzle of dark matter in the universe. Or maybe it is just there by chance. Certainly these are questions that scientist will have to answer in the future and more data will help to understand what lies ahead.
This is by far the most exciting thing that has happened in particle physics over the last three decades. If this hint of new physics is confirmed—something that could happen within just a few weeks, or possibly even within days—it is difficult to state the importance of such a discovery. It would be bigger than the detection of the Higgs boson, which was just confirmation of what was already known.
If the bump is real, we are about to start writing a whole new chapter in the history of fundamental physics. It is impossible to imagine where this could lead.
We could know the answer very, very soon.
 

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Thank you for posting the link. I hope the Scientific American gets another reporter on the story, though.

IANA Physicist, but there is an absurd error in paragraph #5:

"Newton’s theory of gravity, for example, doesn’t apply to bodies that are extremely massive"

Newton's (as well as Einstein's) gravity applies to all massive bodies.
 
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Thank you for posting the link. I hope the Scientific American gets another reporter on the story, though.

IANA Physicist, but there is an absurd error in paragraph #5:

"Newton’s theory of gravity, for example, doesn’t apply to bodies that are extremely massive"

Newton's (as well as Einstein's) gravity applies to all massive bodies.

it is een worse, there is no gravity!
 
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