More Light on Particle Physics

By Jagadish Manrakhan

At CERN, 13 December 2011, two independent teams found tentative signs in practice that might indicate the Higgs’ Boson, in accordance with the theory of the Standard Model of Particle Physics within acceptable Space-Time characteristics – bringing considerable satisfaction to all those involved.

Whether that heavy particle actually exists or not, remains a moot point on which CERN will ponder and act upon for at least the next 12 months.

There are many other relevant features that warrant further consideration:

Let us mention three of those:

  1. The impact of faster-than-light on the Standard Model itself, reported upon previously (still on probation, as it were)
  2. Whither ‘luminiferous’ ether and the elusive dark matter forming 90 to 99% of the Universe?
  3. Parallel Universes (beyond ‘science-fiction).

* Published in print edition on 16 December 2011

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