The CERN particle found in 2013 might not be the Higgs Boson as earlier thought

CERN produced Higgs Boson or techni-higgs particle?

by Jill Thompson - Nov 9, 2014

In a big revelation, a new study has claimed that the CERN particle found in 2013 might not be the Higgs Boson as earlier thought.

However, the scientists have agreed that the experiments performed during CERN produced a never seen new particle.  But an international research team, on the other hand, has called the experiment’s findings as non conclusive, saying the particle was not indeed the Higgs particle.

Physicist Mads Toudal Frandsen said while it was true that the Higgs Boson particle offers good explanation about the data but there can be other explanations that too can provide this data from other particles.

Frandsen is an associate professor at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark.

He further suggested that the particle hence formed after the experiment might be renamed to techni-higgs particle, as it possessed some similarity to the Higgs particle.

The researchers, in their analysis, have not debunked the possibility of CERN’s discovery of the Higgs particle. According to them, there is possibility that the CERN experiment produced the Higgs particle but there was equal possibility that the formed particle just looks like it.

The researchers also expressed hope in finding the solution saying more data from CERN may help in ascertaining if it was a Higgs or a techni-higgs particle.

The study was detailed in the journal Physical Review D.


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