The Higgs Boson particle, which is better known as the God particle, was said to have been discovered back in 2012 by physicists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert. However, some within the science community have speculated that the particle may have never been discovered at all. And their coalition of a skeptical audience is growing.
The pair won the Nobel Prize for discovering Higgs Boson, but speculation started small, and has built to a deafening roar now. The particle was said to have been created by using the European Organization for Nuclear Research’s Large Hadron Collider, and smashed protons together at an incredible speed. The collision was said to be what actually created the particle.
Specifically, the scientists at the University of Southern Denmark’s Center for Cosmology & Particle Physics Phenomenology noted that the researchers at CERN may have discovered something, but the specific Higgs Boson particle might not have been discovered at all in this test. They noted that there was no specific evidence to suggest that this was in fact the particle they discovered, or that any particle found was anything but an otherwise unidentified particle. Scientists though also pointed out that it could have easily been an already discovered particle as well, but that the mass of questions that surround the particle are ultimately what make the entire situation so questionable in the first place.
The Higgs Boson particle is essentially the base line of all matter. Otherwise known as the God particle, it receives that name for being the particle that is responsible for all other things that exist. The discovery was widely-accepted, and applauded because of the number of questions that the particle would answer. However, it would seem at this point all the discovery has done is raise more questions about the legitimacy of the discovery – some two years later.
One researcher named Mads Toudal Frandsen pointed out that the particle that was discovered could be the techni-higgs particle. While there isn’t enough evidence to support that either, it’s an equally viable option. He said, “The current data is not precise enough to determine exactly what the particle is. It could be a number of other known particles.”
This type of speculation is the kind that has really driven a wedge in the science community around this issue, and undoubtedly will be raising more speculation and study on the subject.