Using the Large Hadron Collider for the third time, the brilliant minds working at CERN have high hopes of discovering even more mysteries hidden inside the cosmos. That’s correct, the monstrous proton smasher is getting ready to complete yet another circuit.
And now that the Higgs-Boson particle has been discovered — which some people may refer to as the God particle — scientists are eager to see what other mysteries they may unearth in the future. It comes at a particularly opportune moment, since July 4 celebrated the 10th anniversary of the ground-breaking discovery of the Higgs boson.
The CERN headquarters in Switzerland is home to the Large Hadron Collider, which employs thousands of scientists. This time, they are looking forward to gaining further knowledge on anti-matter. According to SwissInfo, they also have high hopes of learning more about so-called “dark matter.”
Dark matter is a form of stuff that cannot be seen using the scientific tools that have been produced up to this point. Physicists are eager to understand more about it since it is also believed to be more numerous than conventional stuff. Scientists will continue their research into the Higgs-Boson particle in addition to their investigations into antimatter and dark matter.
Professor Daniela Bortoletto was a member of the group that found evidence of its existence. She gave an explanation as to why the so-called “God particle,” which is a basic particle that imparts mass to other subatomic components of the cosmos, was in such high demand.
“The Higgs field provides an explanation as to why atoms and hence we ourselves exist. And I think that’s quite great that we can place it in a context that we believe we understand, because we have the ability to do that “she disclosed to The Guardian.
Bortoletto was also able to disclose what the future holds for the God particle. According to Bortoletto’s comments, the comprehension of the Higgs self-coupling might [help us] grasp the form of the Higgs potential and understand better what occurred at the beginning of the universe.
The following is what she went on to say: “There is a great deal of untapped potential in the Higgs industry. When we increase the amount of energy we have, there is a possibility that we may find something new, such as a new particle; this is a possibility that arises whenever we raise the amount of energy to a greater level.”
This will be the first time in the last three years that the Large Hadron Collider has been switched back on. The huge particle smasher was turned off so that scientists could work on the machine to make it more powerful and precise.
However, starting on Tuesday (the 5th of July), some of the most brilliant minds in the world will begin to experiment with the very fabric of the cosmos in order to observe what the Large Hadron Collider spits forth. They have increased the intensity, speed, and frequency of the protons that are crashing into one other within the Collider, and they are hoping that this may lead to new discoveries.