Though researchers think the Higgs boson is running out of places to hide, the LHC has yet to provide conclusive proof of its existence. But the ATLAS experiment at the LHC--one of the two main experiments taking precise measurements of particle collisions--has found what is thought to be the first observation of a new particle at the world's largest science experiment. Known as cb(3P)--or Chi-b (3P)--observations of the particle should yield new insights into the strong force that holds atomic nuclei together.
The cb(3P) particle is a newly observed means of combing what's known as a beauty quark with its antiquark equivalent. It's considered a boson like the Higgs, and like the Higgs it has long been thought to be there, theoretically speaking. It's a more excited state of Chi particles already witnessed in previous collider experiments. But no one had actually seen it until now.
The as-yet unpublished research should be a jumping off point toward a greater understanding of what holds the universe together. The Higgs gets a lot of air time, as it has proven the most elusive of the Standard Model puzzle pieces and is thought to be the particle that gives all others mass. But once a theory establishes how the universe got mass, it still has to demonstrate how that mass is held together at the fundamental level. That means understanding the strong force and the roles of particles like cb(3P).
Geek out on some hard physics over at arXiv.
Amazing what you get when you squeeze the Chis.
cool. soon we shall know the truth....
"religion is like a prison for the seekers of wisdom"
Dit ... dit dit dit NEWS FLASH!
Just the other day as they were powering up the LHC, satellites were being sucked down from the sky and crushed!
Details at 10pm; be there!
Science sees no further than what it can sense.
Religion sees beyond the senses.
Exciting news from Europe. Physics is achieving a new level and the upgrade that will make CERN's LHC twice as powerful is yet to come (starting work on it at the end of next year). Of course the understanding of gravity (with the Higgs Boson) could in itself possible lead to a whole new revolution of technologies as well.
At the title, I got really excited. Then I saw the sub-text.
Should we call this the Chi-Boson?
Are there practical applications for these more exotic particles? We are all familiar with the uses of photons and electrons, but what about bosons and quarks? Do these things enable the military to see into underground bunkers? Are there medical applications?
So my question is: If we live in a fractal-based universe where time, and mass are just geometric reflections of a larger iteration; does the Higgs-Boson still exist?
personally i don't think the higgs boson exists; we seriously should have found it by now if it did.
to mars or bust!
I have only started reading up on quantum physics but it was my understanding that Fermion's (hope thats spelled right) and Boson's are not particles in themselves but are words used to describe two different types(Spin/Flavor/pos-neg) of quantum particles. Again I may be wrong but it was my understanding that electrons could be either type where protons could only be Boson's.
Incorrect, Ghost. Think back to the days of radio and imagine a radio station you previously heard, but forgot its signal. You want to remember it, but simply cannot recall what it was.
What's a person to do? Well, you start by slowly scanning the entire spectrum, starting at the bottom and working towards the top (or vise versa!). Even better, start at a frequency where you think it was around, and scan near there first.
The higgs-boson, if it exists, exists, say, on 94.3 FM. Now we've scanned between 100 and 106 FM, between 88 and 92 FM, and some others -- but we haven't scanned between 92 and 95 FM (or between 98 and 100 FM, or between 85 and 88 FM).
Our lack of finding the Higgs is only related to us not having scanned the proper frequencies yet. However, if recent evidence proves true, it means we just now began, for the first time, scanning between 92 and 95 FM and so are just starting to make out the sound of that radio station we were trying to recall.
As we continue to fine-tune our instruments, the music of the Higgs will be revealed to us, clear as day, on radio station 94.3 FM.
If it exists.
@GregN913 : Care to elaborate on your fractal-based universe theory?
(((OO)))OMNIBUS1 It's a big statistics game folks..How manny GeV get You Sygma 5.. the last time they got excited it was at 115GeV when they got a 3-4 teaser..I think it will be found at the higher GeV runs as do most theorist..can't waite for upgrade..(Gig electron volts)=GeV.
(And WHY do so many come here to push Atheism? as if that made them automatically a tenured physicist, or to evangelize seem's out of place for sure..as well..after all..If there were anything better than beer..God would have told Us by now..Just try to be empathetic to living things and all the laws of any Entity - God - force are pre- filled ..all the rest of the crap..is just what IT IS>>>CRAP!!