Possibility of finding new particle bleak: LHC scientists
Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider have cleared at the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) that the discovery of new particle might be many years away.
The scientists were quite disappointed, as there was a lot of excitement when they started LHC to collect data as it showed a bump, but in the latest results they did not see any signs of a bump. David Charlton of Birmingham University said that the two separate LHC detectors, Atlas and CMS, have picked up matching bumps. But it could be considered only as a pure coincidence.
“Coincidences are always strange when they happen - but we've been looking very hard at our data to make sure we fully understand them, and we don't see anything in the new sample”, said Charlton, head of the Atlas experiment at the LHC.
Director General of CERN Fabiola Gianotti would rather focus on the collider’s technical success. The excellent performance of the LHC accelerator, experiments and computing bode has helped to bring significant progress in the understanding of fundamental physics.
Professor Jon Butterworth from University College London said that they would now have to work harder to find out the family of new particles. Professor Butterworth, who also works on the Atlas experiment, said that he strongly believes that the family is present they just need to find them.
Four years back Higgs Boson was found, a long-standing prediction of the current theory of the Standard Model. The model explains how particles combine and interact to create the world around us. But it does not explain how gravity works. It also could not explain dark energy, which is responsible for around two-thirds of the universe.