As Supersymmetry Fails, Physicists Looking for New Models


As the Large Hadron Collider has been unable to find any of the particles suggested by supersymmetry, theoretical particle physicists are trying to change their worldview, away from supersymmetry to theories that could explain the results.

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Truant Particles Dash Hopes of Clues to Supersymmetry from LHC

While Sherlock Holmes might have stated that the absence of any evidence is evidence itself, theoretical physicists haven’t yet been able to find any inkling to confirm supersymmetry (SUSY), a theory which predicts that every Standard-Model particle has a heavier partner. The reason why SUSY is so important is because it would be a step forward towards a grand unified theory of particles and forces.

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Higgs Boson Might Have Been Discovered by LHC High Energy Physicists


In the high energy physics community, rumor and speculation is rife that Large Hadron Collider scientists will announce the discovery of the Higgs boson during the International Conference on High Energy Physics, occurring in Melbourne, Australia, July 4 to 11.

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Supersymmetry & What the LHC Is Looking For

Great article over at the New Scientist, giving a digest of the things that the LHC is looking for.