Going Beyond the Standard Model

“The Totally Unthinkable” –In 2016 CERN’s LHC Could Unveil Unknown Dimensions of the Universe – The Daily Galaxy –Great Discoveries Channel

Going beyond the Standard Model would “mean that there is yet another unbelievable idea out there. Something that is totally unthinkable,” said CERN senior physicist Paris Sphicas.  In 2016, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)  could unveil whole new dimensions, help explain dark matter and dark energy, of which we have no understanding but which together make up 95 percent of the universe.

Late last year, before CERN shut down its LHC for a technical break, two separate teams of scientists said they had discovered anomalies that could possibly hint at the existence of a mysterious new particle that could prove the existence of extra space-time dimensions, or explain the enigma of dark matter, scientists say.

The high-energy frontier has traditionally had one primary goal, to probe directly any uncharted physics waters. This has translated into the gigantic effort to complete the unobserved elements of the Standard Model of particle physics as well as to search for for signs of physics beyond.These measurements form a solid base from which searches for physics beyond the standard model have been launched. Since the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012, searches for supersymmetry and several signatures of possible new exotic physics phenomena have been developed, and new parameter space is being explored.

 

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