But this is just my personal skepticism. Denial of tenure, unaccepted manuscripts, and ostracism by peers are among the penalties an academic in such a situation might plausibly face. A Falsifiable Prediction A recent experiment by Tilman Pfau, Masahito Ueda and colleagues  achieved a first Bosenova implosion  using magnetic atoms. According to Kerson Huang and Ueda , who predicted indistinguishability-based implosions before they were actually observed , a magnetic superatom must have formed in the Pfau-Ueda experiment.
A separate theory, General Relativityis used for gravity. In this model, the fundamental forces in nature arise from properties of our universe called gauge invariance and symmetries.
The forces are transmitted by particles known as gauge bosons. It is also very unstable, decaying into other particles almost immediately. The Higgs field is a scalar fieldwith two neutral and two electrically charged components that form a complex doublet of the weak isospin SU 2 symmetry.
The Higgs field has a " Mexican hat-shaped " potential. In its ground statethis causes the field to have a nonzero value everywhere including otherwise empty spaceand as a result, below a very high energy it breaks the weak isospin symmetry of the electroweak interaction.
Technically the non-zero expectation value converts the Lagrangian 's Yukawa coupling terms into mass terms. When this happens, three components of the Higgs field are "absorbed" by the SU 2 and U 1 gauge bosons the " Higgs mechanism " to become the longitudinal components of the now-massive W and Z bosons of the weak force.
The remaining electrically neutral component either manifests as a Higgs particle, or may couple separately to other particles known as fermions via Yukawa couplingscausing these to acquire mass as well.
The problem of gauge boson mass[ edit ] Field theories had been used with great success in understanding the electromagnetic field and the strong forcebut by around all attempts to create a gauge invariant theory for the weak force and its combination with fundamental force electromagnetismthe electroweak interaction had consistently failed, with gauge theories thereby starting to fall into disrepute as a result.
The problem was that the symmetry requirements in gauge theory predicted that both electromagnetism's gauge boson the photon and the weak force's gauge bosons W and Z should have zero mass.
Although the photon is indeed massless, experiments show that the weak force's bosons have mass. In the late s, physicists had "no idea" how to resolve these issues, which were significant obstacles to developing a full-fledged theory for particle physics.
Symmetry breaking[ edit ] By the early s, physicists had realised that a given symmetry law might not always be followed under certain conditions, at least in some areas of physics.
Symmetry breaking can lead to surprising and unexpected results. In physicist Philip Anderson — an expert in superconductivity — wrote a paper that considered symmetry breaking in particle physics, and suggested that perhaps symmetry breaking might be the missing piece needed to solve the problems of gauge invariance in particle physics.
If electroweak symmetry was somehow being broken, it might explain why electromagnetism's boson is massless, yet the weak force bosons have mass, and solve the problems.
Shortly afterwards, inthis was shown to be theoretically possible, at least for some limited cases. Higgs mechanism Following the and papers, three groups of researchers independently published the PRL symmetry breaking papers with similar conclusions: The field required for this to happen which was purely hypothetical at the time became known as the Higgs field after Peter Higgsone of the researchers and the mechanism by which it led to symmetry breaking, known as the Higgs mechanism.
A key feature of the necessary field is that it would take less energy for the field to have a non-zero value than a zero value, unlike all other known fields, therefore, the Higgs field has a non-zero value or vacuum expectation everywhere. It was the first proposal capable of showing how the weak force gauge bosons could have mass despite their governing symmetry, within a gauge invariant theory.
Although these ideas did not gain much initial support or attention, by they had been developed into a comprehensive theory and proved capable of giving "sensible" results that accurately described particles known at the time, and which, with exceptional accuracy, predicted several other particles discovered during the following years.
There was not yet any direct evidence that the Higgs field existed, but even without proof of the field, the accuracy of its predictions led scientists to believe the theory might be true.
By the s the question of whether or not the Higgs field existed, and therefore whether or not the entire Standard Model was correct, had come to be regarded as one of the most important unanswered questions in particle physics.
Higgs field[ edit ] According to the Standard Model, a field of the necessary kind the Higgs field exists throughout space and breaks certain symmetry laws of the electroweak interaction.
When the weak force bosons acquire mass, this affects their range, which becomes very small. For many decades, scientists had no way to determine whether or not the Higgs field existed, because the technology needed for its detection did not exist at that time. If the Higgs field did exist, then it would be unlike any other known fundamental field, but it also was possible that these key ideas, or even the entire Standard Model, were somehow incorrect.
Unlike other known fields such as the electromagnetic fieldthe Higgs field is scalar and has a non-zero constant value in vacuum.
The existence of the Higgs field became the last unverified part of the Standard Model of particle physics, and for several decades, was considered "the central problem in particle physics". It also resolves several other long-standing puzzles, such as the reason for the extremely short range of the weak force.
Although the Higgs field is non-zero everywhere and its effects are ubiquitous, proving its existence was far from easy. In principle, it can be proved to exist by detecting its excitationswhich manifest as Higgs particles the Higgs bosonbut these are extremely difficult to produce and detect.
The importance of this fundamental question led to a year searchand the construction of one of the world's most expensive and complex experimental facilities to date, CERN 's Large Hadron Collider in an attempt to create Higgs bosons and other particles for observation and study.
This also means it is the first elementary scalar particle discovered in nature.
More studies are needed to verify with higher precision that the discovered particle has all of the properties predicted, or whether, as described by some theories, multiple Higgs bosons exist.
It was therefore several decades before the first evidence of the Higgs boson was found. Particle collidersdetectors, and computers capable of looking for Higgs bosons took more than 30 years c.Here we will discuss some of the Nostradamus quatrains that are relevant to the subjects prophecies discussed on this web site, including the rise of the Antichrist in Russia, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the War against Terrorism, and the possibility of disease plagues including Ebola disease, H1N1 Flu, H7N9 Bird Flu Influenza, Zika .
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and most powerful particle collider and the largest machine in the world. It was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) between and in collaboration with over 10, scientists and hundreds of universities and laboratories, as well as more than countries.
It lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17 mi) in.
The first beam was fired on the LHC last night, and it went all the way around the circle. So far everything's great, but the Collider does not go full power till next year. When we needed a headline to spotlight this in DRB, we wrote down "LHC Goes Live! Titanic Possibilities" - but then looked at.
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