It seems the world of God Particles may soon be a polytheistic one as evidence of multiple God Particles has been suggested by the Tevatron particle accelerator in the United States. The DZero experiment is run by Fermilab in Illinois and the ten billion dollar LHC’s “rival” experiment. The ultimate goal of both projects, however, is to provide information that either supports or refutes the current “big picture” of physics known as the standard model.
If the experiment run at Tevatron is confirmed, it may mean the God Particle is not one single type of particle, but rather five. If there are five Higgs Boson type particles, then there will be considerably more data for the scientists at the CERN Large Hadron Collider to uncover before their work is complete. The results come at a time when the very existence of Dark Matter has come under serious scrutiny thanks to recent observations by John Moffet and Joel Brownstein of the University of Waterloo in Canada. So the ultimate truth has at least three major studies attempting to get to the truth first by different avenues. The ten billion dollar CERN project has been rumored for a long time to have the potential to end the world by opening up a stabilizing black hole if it is set off according to several people, but no scientists involved directly with the project. CERN has been a subject of intense scrutiny in other areas of the media too after a suggestion by scientists that there was a reverse wave of energy travelling back through time to ensure it never achieved fruition. Meanwhile Tevatron has been declared as a cheaper alternative to CERN, and its scientists have claimed a great deal of success in the field without any need for the massive amounts of funding appropriated to the CERN project which is funded by multiple countries and organizations.
But what does this mean in concrete scientific terms? It’s not clear as yet exactly how the potential discovery of multiple god particles will affect the standard model, but the Dzero experiment suggests massive gaps in the logic of the standard model as there is a considerable amount of observed asymmetry between matter and antimatter. That is unless there are multiple Higgs Boson particles, according to Dr. Martin. Martin was interviewed by the BBC News and suggested to them that this was the only way to explain the results of the DZero experiment, saying “In models with an extra Higgs doublet, it’s easy to have large new physics effects like this DZero result… What’s difficult is to have those large effects without damaging anything else that we have already measured.” To view Dr. Martin’s interview with the BBC check out: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10313875.stm
But this does raise an important question about the potential experiment at CERN if the very existence of Dark Matter comes into dispute. There’s no question that the project itself may be important in confirming the findings of the Canadian experiment, but if it finds the Dark Matter may not exist, then was the project really worth the billions spent on it?