posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 10:09 AM
(Searched ATS, did not find this yet so)
Not much info yet here, but it is an FYI that a verdict will be forthcoming next week at the Moriond conference which runs from March 2 through 16 in
La Thuile, Italy.
"Patience is the order of the day,” said CERN’s research director, Sergio Bertolucci, in a statement. "Everyone wants to know exactly what
it is we've discovered, and that will come through a long and painstaking analysis. But the Higgs is just one part of a wide research program at the
LHC experiments, and there will be plenty of other interesting physics at Moriond."
What can come out of this discovery outside of the Higgs Field being proven?
Gagnon said she looked forward to learning whether the new particle decays in patterns that deviate from what is predicted by the Standard Model.
If so, it could point to other new particles joining the mix, such as those predicted by a theory called supersymmetry.
This is the essence of science. Make a hypothesis, construct a test to prove that hypothesis, replicate the experiment by others (in this case it
would cost billions, but other teams are doing independent confirmation). Whether it is proven or not, if something is found that does not match the
hypothesis, then either you are wrong entirely, or there is something NEW that was found that nobody knew was there.
Now, if we can somehow rapidly seize on these discoveries to help the economies of the world....that is yet to be seen.