The elusive Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle, " may not have been discovered despite claims of it being detected, some scientists are saying.
Particle physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced 2 years ago they had discovered the Higgs particle, considered the foundation particle in the Standard Model of Particle physics, and a Nobel Prize was awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson.
Now, though, researchers at the University of Southern Denmark's Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology suggest that while the CERN scientists did discover a unique new particle, there's no conclusive evidence of it being the Higgs boson.
The Higgs could explain data obtained by CERN scientists using the Large Hadron Collider, but other particles could have created the data, suggesting there might be alternate explanations for it, they say in a paper published in the journal Physical Review D.
One possibility is that the CERN team was seeing a theoretical particle dubbed the techni-higgs, he says.
"This particle is in some ways similar to the Higgs particle - hence half of the name."
The Higgs and the techni-higgs sit at the center of competing models of the physics of the creation of the universe.
The Higgs boson anchors the Standard Model of the fundamental forces that govern the basic building blocks of matter.
However, the model doesn't explain dark matter, the mysterious substance making up the majority of the matter in the universe.
The techni-higgs particle - if in fact it is real - is a completely different concept, Frandsen explains.
"A techni-higgs particle is not an elementary particle. Instead, it consists of so-called techni-quarks, which we believe are elementary, " he says.
"Techni-quarks may bind together in various ways to form for instance techni-higgs particles, while other combinations may form dark matter. We therefore expect to find several different particles at the LHC, all built by techni-quarks."
If techni-quarks do exist, they would need some kind of force to bring them together to form particles, but none of the known natural forces of the Standard Model (gravity, the electromagnetic force, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force) would serve to bind techni-quarks into particles, suggesting an as-yet undetected force researchers have dubbed the technicolor force.
What the LHC at CERN found could either be the Standard Model's Higgs particle or possibly a techni-higgs particle, made up of two techni-quarks, Frandsen suggests.What matters most is how well you walk through the fire meaning? How to ripen avocado? What is the meaning of bitter in love tagalog? What is the meaning of ruin? How to turn off apple watch? Tips on how to move on after a breakup? What does stanza mean? What is cranberry juice good for? What are some tips for writing algebraic exspressions? How to reboot macbook pro? How to become an optometrist? How do i make beef tips and rice? What does they them pronouns mean? What does wasp mean? How to remove temple tips of glasses? What does the number 2 mean? How to cancel planet fitness membership on app? Keep doing what you do best meaning? What does label created mean ups? What does frank mean? What does the name faith mean? How to cook a beef brisket tips in oven? How to use a douche? What does sent as text message mean? how to set up a dhcp helper with vlans Tips to helping toddler slow down when writing? what does a helper t cell do when it recognizes a pathogen What does protonix do? What is the brooks brothers logo meaning? How to embroider flowers? How to dive in animal crossing? What is the average servers make in tips in indiana? What is a dm message? Why do my finger tips tingle? What the best method for booking credit card tips? What does mileage on a car mean? What time does doordash open? What does analog mean? 555 meaning when thinking about someone? How long does it take to buy a car? What is the deep state meaning? Useful tips for people who suck at eyeliner? What does inquiry mean? Tips on how to unbridge lime spreaders? How should i frost my tips? What does oversold mean in stocks? As a server when do i get taxed on my tips? What is the meaning of your ears ringing? where in the bible does it say the holy spirit will be the helper What is the italian word meaning soft? What does imprint mean in twilight? How often to water peace lily? How are carnival tips split among the crew? What does gyno look like? How to gut a deer? Eff you see kay why oh you sloth meaning? Linus tech tips what letters to look at for intel i7? What does conyo mean? how do i change which card is my helper on card kingdom 2 How long for viagra to work? What the different yours meaning? What does anonymous proxy server meaning? What is the meaning of naturalized citizen? What does charismatic mean? What does 831 mean? What is bankruptcy? how to install helper coil springs What does board mean? How to do tricks with smoke? What is 999 mean? What is the meaning of a blue and black butterfly? What is the meaning of the cartier nail bracelet? What does due process mean? roblox how to get shoulder helper bot What is o.c.d meaning? The first p in bppv stands for paroxysmal meaning what? How to lace shoes so they slip on? What does punjabi mean? Where the blame lies political cartoon meaning? What casues tingling in finger tips? What do dreams about losing teeth mean? why does internet helper keep showing up on my computer How to use zig zag tips? How quickly do police respond to crime stoppers tips? What does grammar mean? What does ohana mean in hawaiian? What does yield mean in driving? How long does plastic take to decompose? How to solve equations? What time does the super bowl start on february 7th? What does the three fingers mean in hunger games? How to do cool magic tricks? What country is amsterdam in? Who gets tricks about illusions adults or kids? What does the name paul mean? What is the meaning of the name bill? What does an owl represent? What does pave mean? which markers are found on mature peripheral t helper cells