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  1. #1 Do you know any interesting news from The CERN experiments? 
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    After 2 years... do you know any interesting result fom the CERN...more that the existence of the Higgs boson...

    Do they detect any particle else?.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dapifo View Post
    After 2 years... do you know any interesting result fom the CERN...more that the existence of the Higgs boson...

    Do they detect any particle else?.....
    Most physicists would have been shocked if the experiments did not find evidence in support of the Higgs mechanism. It would have been a pleasant shock in some circles, since any time a result runs contrary to a large body of theory there is the opportunity to participate in the development of revolutionary physics, but it would have definitely been a shock.

    On the other hand the failure to find any evidence for supersymmetry, and what some think is evidence that the simpler and favored supersymmetric models are not viable, is, to me, more important than then evidence for the Higgs. Supersymmetry is a significant embellishment to the Standard Model, and is critical to most string theories. It is also a key player in some ideas regarding the nature of dark matter. If supersymmetry dies, then there is some serious spade work to be done in developing new theoretical models beyond the Standard Model, which has some known problems.

    BBC News - LHC results put supersymmetry theory 'on the spot'

    Sometimes negative results are as important as the positive results.
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    OK...Thanks !!
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