LHC could prove ‘God Particle’ theory within 2 yrs: Experts

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

LONDON - Large Hadron Collider scientists have said that the existence of the so-called “God Particle” Higgs Boson theory could be proved within two years or it probably does not exist.

The LHC was to shut down at the end of this year but since it has been running so well, the date has been pushed back to 2012.

The extra time will allow scientists to fulfil some of its major aims - to prove the existence of the Higgs Boson or a theory called supersymmetry - at the lower power.

They said that they hope they will have compiled enough data by the end of the year to confirm or reject claims about the Higgs Boson.

“By the end of next year, we hope very much that we will be able to say something about the Higgs,” the Telegraph quoted Felicitas Pauss, head of international relations at the CERN nuclear research centre, as telling the conference.

Some scientists say that failing to find the Higgs boson would “actually be more intriguing than finding it”.

“If we don’t see it, we will be very excited, because it means that there’s something very brand-new. But to say we looked and we didn’t find anything … we’ll probably volunteer to have other people stand up here in front of you if that day comes,” said Nicholas Hadley, from the University of Maryland’s who is a member of the research team for the LHC’s Compact Muon Solenoid detector.

The ultimate aim is to collide particles head-on at 14 TeV to recreate the conditions in the moments after the Big Bang, regarded as the creation of the Universe. (ANI)

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