Physicists at CERN just found a brand new Particle. It is part of one of the largest and most complex particle collider facilities in the world. A particle is a unique piece of energy. A particle collider, such as the CMS (Crystallized Carbon Observatory) may just be the beginning of an exciting new era in the search for the laws of physics.
The LHC (Lilly Commissioning Laser) will soon produce its very first collisions and collaborations with other experiments. In the mean time, CERN’s particle physics department has been busy researching the collaboration. Just yesterday, the lab announced that it had found a new particle. This one, they announced was a sigma boson. What is a sigma boson?
A sigma particle is a very small entity, so much so that it can only be detected by its interactions with other particles. The particles it interacts with have to be extremely tiny – around half a micrometer. So what are the possibilities? Well, it may be a new long awaited sub-particle, a tau particle, or it could be a Higgs boson. If this particle is indeed a sigma boson, it will open up many new doors in particle physics.
How is a sigma particle produced? Physicists at CERN made a tiny change in the way they operate their particle colliders. They started bumping their detectors off to one side instead of front and center. In effect, they are looking for one side of a detector for evidence of a particle’s interaction. When they bump the detector they can make a better detection of the other side. This will help them fine tune their machine and make it operate better, thereby producing fewer false results and thus a more precise result.
This means that we may have discovered not one but many new particles. It will also mean that we have more methods available to us to search for the elusive Boson. Although particle physics is a difficult and often times neglected science, with the discovery of the Higgs boson many individuals will say “I knew it then, I laughed at the time, and I am glad I laughed.”
Physicists at CERN didn’t stop there, however. They went even further and created another one, called the dark pusher. Now these two particles are known as electroweakons. So now you know what a particle is, and how it makes a difference in our world.
While this experiment was taking place, another experiment happened at another CERN lab. Researchers there were trying to create more collisions to see if this was the boson they had found. When the results came back, they didn’t find it. Instead, they found a different kind of particle. This time it was an antilotrobe. They figured out that instead of producing these particles, it was this anti-pilot that was producing them.
As you can see, both of these teams have made a lot of progress. They have discovered more particles than what was originally thought, and they have figured out a way to create anti-pilots that could eliminate all but the lightest of particles from the detector. This discovery is one of the biggest milestones in particle physics, and it will definitely bring a lot of excitement back into the world of Physics.
While we have already known about these anti-pilots, they are still not a part of standard Model Physics. This is because they can interact with other particles, and they can cause other particles to lose their energy and fall apart. Because of this, they do not fit into the standard model, and they are considered to be “strange” particles. These weird particles have been studied for many years, and over the past few years, scientists have been trying to find ways to identify and track them. This has led to the CERN finding the Higgs boson, as well as the identification of other recently discovered particles.
Although the boson is a part of the standard model, it does not have a name. There are several different names which particle researchers have given to these particles, including: gluons, photons, W bosons, taus, or mesons. The term “Higgs” was first used in the 1970’s as a way to describe the particle that makes up the Higgs boson. Since then, various researchers have made discoveries about the other particles in the Higgs family, some of which are quite weird and exciting. It is possible that in the next few years we will know even more about these particles, including the ones that could give us the answers to mysteries such as time travel.
Physicists at CERN did not directly detect the Higgs boson, but they have spent more than three years trying to spy out its existence. The research was funded by the European Union and was led by researchers from France and Italy. If they ever find a new particle physics experts will be the first to find out its characteristics and determine its location. This is why it is important to keep track of the various particle physics news that comes out each and every day.
Provided by Antonio Westley
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