Scientists working on the Atlas experiment are hopeful of discovering a new particle by the end of 2015- something which, according to them, will be much more interesting than the Higgs Boson. The accelerator at Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is all set to restart next month with much more energy, and that, hope the researchers, will compel the new so-called supersymmetric particle to stay in the machine.
After getting a boost in energy with a recent upgrade, the accelerator at LHC will be back in action in March. The new particle which might be bigger than the Higgs Boson particle will help provide researchers undeviating pointers to “dark matter”. Additionally, it will also help in knowing more about origin of universe.
“It could be as early as this year. Summer may be a bit hard but late summer maybe, if we’re really lucky,” said Prof Beate Heinemann, spokeswoman of the Atlas experiment while speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
“We hope that we’re just now at this threshold that we’re finding another world, like antimatter for instance. We found antimatter in the beginning of the last century. Maybe we’ll find now supersymmetric matter, added Heinemann.
‘Susy’, according to researchers, refers to the supersymmetry as an addition to the Standard Model which describes the fundamental particles of nature and their interactions. According to the scientists, Susy seals the cracks existing in the Standard Model, hence, offering a basis to combine the different interacting forces.
It expects for every particle to own an additional massive partners. So the particle of light known as photon will have a partner by the name of photino. While the quark, the basic particle of an atom’s protons and neutrons, will consist of a partner by the name of squark.
While matter was being collided by LHC, no such superparticles were found in the debris, which left some concern between the theorists.