The researchers were careful to note they do not have enough data yet to definitively say the particle exists, but also said the latest data is strong enough that the question could be answered one way or another by next year.
Researchers hope that the particle, if it exists, can help explain many mysteries of the universe. British physicistPeter Higgs and others theorized the particle’s existence more than 40 years ago to explain why atoms, and everything else in the universe, have weight.
Both of the research teams are involved with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva. CERN oversees the $10-billion Large Hadron Collider under the Swiss-French border, a 17-mile tunnel where high energy beams of protons are sent crashing into each other at incredible speeds.
Fabiola Gianotti, an Italian physicist who heads the team running the so-called ATLAS experiment, said “the hottest region” is in lower energy ranges of the collider. She said there are indications of the Higgs’ existence and that with enough data it could be unambiguously discovered or ruled out next year.’
This sounds more like the Concept of God, He is up there,yet not there.
Vaisheshika system of Indian Philosophy postulates Atomic Theory.
It has recognized the existence of Atoms at the level we come to know of them to-day.
It also explains how they combine with each others to produce a Molecule, and later objects.
Fundamentally all objects can be reduced into Atoms.
Each Atom is unique(visesha).
When one combines with another ,similar in Nature (not identical), they together form a Binary..
These Atoms in the Binary are conjoined ;but the Binary in relation to these Atoms are not only conjoined with them but the relationship is something more, that is what makes the whole different from the parts.That is to say, the Binary is conjoined ,yet not conjoined. The whole is the Sum of its parts and something more.
The Vaisheshika call this unique properties of Atoms when they conjoin to produce a Binary as ‘Samavaya’.
If one were to remove the threads of a piece of cloth one by one ,at the end the Cloth will become non-existent.
This is the relation spoken of here.
Three Binaries produce a ‘Triad’ which are the fundamental particles to Matter as we see them.
The Triads are related to the Binaries as ‘Samavaya’
This special attribute is what makes up the Universe.
Higgs Bosun particle, even when proved, will only indicate the existence of another particle and will not explain why it came into being or how it possesses the quality it is presumed to possess.
Ultimately we will find the ‘How’ and not the Why”
In this case even ‘ How’ is doubtful.
The Higgs boson (sometimes nicknamed the “God particle” in popular media) is a hypothetical massive elementary particle that is predicted to exist by theStandard Model (SM) of particle physics. The Higgs boson is an integral part of the theoretical Higgs mechanism. If shown to exist, it would help explain why other particles can have mass.[Note 2] It is the only predicted elementary particle that has not yet been observed in particle physics experiments.Theories that do not need the Higgs boson also exist and would be considered if the existence of the Higgs Boson was ruled out. They are described asHiggsless models.
If shown to exist, the Higgs mechanism would also explain why the W and Z bosons, which mediate weak interactions, are massive whereas the relatedphoton, which mediates electromagnetism, is massless. The Higgs boson is expected to be in a class of particles known as scalar bosons. (Bosons are particles with integer spin, and scalar bosons have spin 0.)
Experiments attempting to find the particle are currently being performed using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, and were performed at Fermilab’sTevatron until its closure in late 2011. Some theories suggest that any mechanism capable of generating the masses of elementary particles must be visible at energies below 1.4 TeV; therefore, the LHC is expected to be able to provide experimental evidence of the existence or non-existence of the Higgs boson.
On 12 December 2011, the ATLAS collaboration at the LHC found that a Higgs mass in the range from 145 to 206 GeV was excluded at the 95% confidence level. On 13 December 2011, experimental results were announced from the ATLAS and CMS experiments, suggesting that if the Higgs Boson exists, it is probably limited to a range of 115–130 GeV at the 3.6 sigma level (ATLAS) or 117–127 GeV at the 2.6 sigma level (CMS), and indicating possible scope for a 124 GeV (CMS) or 125-126 GeV (ATLAS) Higgs. As of 13 December 2011, a joint estimate is not available.
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