Higgs boson may soon be found

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 01:20 in Physics & Chemistry

Simulated decay of the Higgs boson in the future CMS experiment at CERN. Image: CERN Expectations are running high for the upcoming International Conference for High Energy Physics (ICHEP 2012), to be held in Melbourne from 4-11 July 2012.Top on the list: Have scientists found the elusive Higss boson – after decades of searching – or will they rule out its existence?The answer will be revealed when the second major batch of data to emerge from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is presented at ICHEP 2012. Whatever the outcome, the data will have major ramifications for our understanding of the basic laws which governs the universe, explains Professor Geoff Taylor of the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne and director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Tera-Scale (CoEPP).“The data also has implications for our understanding of other unexplained questions, like how gravity operates...

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