Hopes For New Particle Vanish As LHC Physicists Review More Data

Advertisement One great “bump” in data turned out to be a mere blip. In December, the scientific world was left abuzz when a team of scientists working at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider announced evidence of a potential new particle. The fluctuation, which ran at an energy of 750 gigaelectronvolts (GeV), might have been six times greater than the famous Higgs Boson particle. If proven, the discovery might have been considered an elementary particle that is not part of the Standard Model and might have cracked open a line between the known and the unknown. Disappointment? However, hints of the new particle disappeared Friday, August 5. Physicists from two LHC teams — namely ATLAS and CMS — announced at the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) in Chicago that as more…


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