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Diving into the unknown: What's physics after the Higgs b

Postby socrat44 on December 9th, 2017, 4:09 am 

Diving into the unknown: What's physics after the Higgs boson?

Thousands of researchers at the CERN research centre are looking for particles
and phenomena that standard physics cannot explain.
. . . . .
For instance, only 15 per cent of the mass of the entire universe can be accounted
for now with normal visible matter, the rest is dark matter of which there's very little knowledge.
An equally shrouded mystery is dark energy that makes the universe expand and pushes
celestial bodies away from each other.

"Because these and many other unanswered questions still remain, we must try to take them
on and understand phenomena that have no explanation in current physics," says Pekkanen.

One way to do this, is to make protons - the nuclei of hydrogen atoms - collide at tremendously
high speeds and energies, and study what comes out of the crashes.
Pekkanen and his colleagues have focused on particle bursts called 'jets' that are born
when protons collide. These events could contain faint signs of completely new particles.

Autopsies for millions of particle bursts

The study of jets at the particle level has become a nascent field in physics,
dubbed by Pekkanen and his colleagues at the CERN Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS)
experiment as 'jet particology'.
They record the collisions in the CERN Large Hadron Collider and measure their aftermath.
Virtually every collision produces jets, or bursts of tens of particles that consist of
quarks and gluons.
Researchers count the total energy in the jets and measure how their energy is carried
by different kinds of particles

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases ... 120817.php

My comment.
we don't know what dark matter is,
we don't know what dark energy is,
we don't know how the six quarks and six gluons create mass of proton
( '' The particle masses can be described only by approximately twenty free
parameters, unrelated to one another . . . ''
/ Haim Harari. Physicist, chair, Weizmann institute of science. / )
we don't know why Higgs particles contribute absolutely nothing to the
solution of these puzzles and therefore we need to find '' jets'' particles.
Do you understand Alice ?

yes, I understand my dear learned Rabbit.
It is like:
we don't know what an apple is,
we don't know what a plum is,
we don't know what a tomato is . . . . and therefore we need to find
'' an orange '' to explain what an apple is, and we need to find
'' a water-melon '' to explain what a plum is, and we need to find
'' a potato '' to explain what a tomato is.

Juska Pekkanen successfully defended his doctoral dissertation
Jet Particology & Search for New Massive Particles for Aalto University Department
of Applied Physics 5 December 2017
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases ... 120817.php

Congratulations, Mr. Juska Pekkanen.
So, the more basic particle than Higgs boson is a ''jet'' particle.
No doubts, with the PhD in the pocket, you will successfully teach the
young students the '' jet particology science ''.
Question: what next ?
The answer: '' . . . more and more money for less and less knowledge
about hypothetical specks of matter that go so far beyond the
infinitesimal as to border on sheer nothingness.''
/ Ed Regis. Science writer./

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