The Standard Model is a theory in physics that dictates how all of the particles in the universe interact, and the Higgs Boson, also known as the God Particle, was deemed necessary to give mass to other particles and essentially proved the Standard Model to be true.
The discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012 validated generations’ worth of physicists theoretical work.
Without Higgs Boson, scientists claim, mass would fundamentally not exist.
However, as part of the LHC experiments, a follow-up to the original LHC tests and is trying to decipher what happened in the moments after the Big Bang, found that certain particles decay less often than expected and the experts are now intrigued as to whether this suggests a new physics model.
This Large Hadron Collider discovery could REWRITE the laws of physics
In the experiment, which examined the decay of B0 mesons – a meson being unstable subatomic particles which are made up of quarks – to that of electrons and muons – which are types of neutrinos that are fundamental ingredients of the make-up of the universe.
According to CERN: “The muon is 200 times heavier than the electron, but in the Standard Model its interactions are otherwise identical to those of the electron, a property known as lepton universality.
CERN have found “intriguing anomalies” which could go beyond the Standard Model
“Lepton universality predicts that, up to a small and calculable effect due to the mass difference, electron and muons should be produced with the same probability in this specific B0 decay.
“LHCb finds instead that the decays involving muons occur less often.”
The discovery follows on from the recent findings of subatomic particles that were “hiding in plain sight”.
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Particles are smashed together in the LHC
Inside the Large Hadron Collider
Tue, October 20, 2015
Pictures of The Large Hadron Collider which is the worlds most powerful particle accelerator held in Geneva, Switzerland.
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The Large Hadron Collider CMS detecter held in Geneva, Switzerland
The new particles are quarks, which are some of the building blocks of matter.
Tara Shears, Professor of Physics at University of Liverpool, said: "These particles have been hiding in plain sight for years, but it's taken the exquisite sensitivity of LHCb's particle detectors to bring them to our attention.”