So where is the Higgs boson hiding? It seems that the energy range where this
particle is hiding is growing smaller. Physicists, over the last few years
have been narrowing the energy gap where this important particle may be found.
Recent experiments have shown that the Higgs is NOT located between
145 to 466 Gev. Another analysis also shows that the range between 160 and 170
Gev can also be excluded. So now the Higgs has been limited to a range of about
114 Gev to 157 Gev and a small gap about 183-185 Gev. The real problem is that
these excluded ranges were in fact, the expected hiding place for the Higgs.
Yikes! Is it possible that Steven Hawking's prediction that the Higgs will not
be found about to become a reality? If this particle is not found - then the
standard model for particle physics is in deep trouble.
But, on the bright side, theoretical physicists will have job security for many
years. In case you don't understand this stuff - you can learn about the
Higgs boson and other particles described by the standard model below:
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WHO DOUBTS THE EXISTENCE OF THE HIGGS BOSON
Something is going on at the LHC - and maybe my
early tongue-in-cheek prediction of the demise
of the Standard Model (see above) may in fact have
some weak merit afterall. So let's examine what's