Tag Archives: LHC

Exploring the “Higgs Portal”

The Higgs boson is unique. Does it open a door to Dark Matter? All known fundamental particles acquire mass by interacting with the Higgs boson. Actually, more correctly, they interact with a quantum field which is present even in “empty” … Continue reading

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Observation of a previously unseen behaviour of light

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Beams of light do not, generally speaking, bounce off each other like snooker balls. But at the high energies in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN they have just been observed doing exactly that…

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Another pentaquark (now on arXiv)

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I was earlier into work than usual this morning after talking about a new pentaquark discovered by LHCb and reported just now in the Moriond QCD meeting. Even so, when I got in, Ryan…

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Reinterpreting Results

I’m Down South this week at Imperial College, for a meeting on “(Re)interpreting the results of new physics searches at the LHC”. Given the lack of obvious signs of physics beyond the Standard Model (particularly supersymmetry at accessible energies), theoretical … Continue reading

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