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Title: Big Mysteries: The Higgs Mass

Abstract

With the discovery of what looks to be the Higgs boson, LHC researchers are turning their attention to the next big question, which is the predicted mass of the newly discovered particles. When the effects of quantum mechanics is taken into account, the mass of the Higgs boson should be incredibly high...perhaps upwards of a quadrillion times higher than what was observed. In this video, Fermilab's Dr. Don Lincoln explains how it is that the theory predicts that the mass is so large and gives at least one possible theoretical idea that might solve the problem. Whether the proposed idea is the answer or not, this question must be answered by experiments at the LHC or today's entire theoretical paradigm could be in jeopardy.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1133051
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; HIGGS BOSON; LHC; TOP QUARKS; FERMIONS; PARTICLES; PARTICLE PHYSICS; HIGGS BOSON MASS

Citation Formats

Lincoln, Don. Big Mysteries: The Higgs Mass. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Lincoln, Don. Big Mysteries: The Higgs Mass. United States.
Lincoln, Don. Mon . "Big Mysteries: The Higgs Mass". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1133051.
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