Particle discovered by CERN may not be elusive Higgs Boson

London: A new research has claimed that the particle found by CERN in 2013 might not be the Higgs Boson as previously thought.

Physicists agree that the CERN experiments did find a new particle that had never been seen before, but according to an international research team, there was no conclusive evidence that the particle was indeed the Higgs particle.

Mads Toudal Frandsen, associate professor at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark, said that it was true that the Higgs particle could explain the data but there can be other explanations and they would also get this data from other particles.

It might be a so-called techni-higgs particle, as it was in some ways similar to the Higgs particle, he further added.

The researchers’ analysis does not debunk the possibility that CERN has discovered the Higgs particle. That was still possible but it could equally be possible that it just looks like it.

The researchers believe that more data from CERN would probably be able to determine if it was a Higgs or a techni-higgs particle. If CERN gets an even more powerful accelerator, it would in principle be able to observe techni-quarks directly.

The study is published in the journal Physical Review D.

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