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Particles Aren't Vibrations (at Least, Not the Ones You Think)

You’ve probably heard this story before, likely from Brian Greene.

In string theory, the fundamental particles of nature are actually short lengths of string. These strings can vibrate, and like a string on a violin, that vibration is arranged into… 680 more words

Theoretical Physics

The Mysteries of Supersymmetry

In physics, the standard model has been used to describe how the basic building blocks of matter interact with one another, connected to one another through a system of four forces; the strong force, weak force, electromagnetic force, and gravitational force. 772 more words


String Theory - part 7: Supersymmetry

After the expedition of Sir Arthur Eddington had confirmed the prediction of General Relativity about the deviation of starlight’s straight path due to the gravitational pull of the Sun, one of Einstein’s students asked him how he would react if the prediction weren’t confirmed. 6,074 more words

String Theory

The GUTsy effort to unify the quantum forces

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Particle Physics

What Will Happen Next

(By Tommaso Dorigo)

The excitement over the 750 GeV would-be resonance could not be higher these days, with 1) accelerator scientists at the LHC producing collisions in the core of the CMS and ATLAS detectors, 2) theorists producing more and more interpretations of the physics scenarios about to open up, and 3) experimentalists getting ready to jump at the data. 430 more words


What if it is real ?

While the flurry of theoretical speculations on the 750 GeV bump spotted by ATLAS and CMS in their 13-TeV diphoton data continues (over 300 papers written to interpret it, in little more than 3 months), the question on whether it is a fluctuation or something else remains on the table, and keeps all of us wondering. 524 more words


From CERN: "CMS hunts for supersymmetry in uncharted territory"


Mar 18, 2016

The CMS collaboration is continuing its hunt for signs of supersymmetry (SUSY), a popular extension to the Standard Model that could provide a… 480 more words

Basic Research