Why Stephen Hawking Thinks the 'God Particle' Could End the Universe By Kelly Dickerson, Staff Writer | September 08, 2014 Simulated data from the Large Hadron Collider particle detector shows the Higgs boson produced after two protons collide.Credit: CERN
Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider detected one of the rarest particle decays seen in nature. The finding deals a blow to the theory of physics known as supersymmetry, or SUSY, which gained popularity as a way to explain some of the inconsistencies in the traditional theory of subatomic physics known as the Standard Model. If supersymmetry is not an explanation for dark matter, then theorists will have to find alternative ideas to explain those inconsistencies in the Standard Model.
Three years after its discovery, physicists are still fascinated by the Higgs boson’s secrets