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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

One year on from the Higgs boson find, has physics hit the buffers? | Science | The Guardian

Inevitably, a hangover followed. The leading idea for how to push physics beyond the Standard Model – and explain the many remaining mysteries of the universe – is looking shaky. Thousands of physicists have spent their career carefully constructing the theory, called supersymmetry. It has taken almost four decades. But, so far, the most powerful particle accelerator ever built – the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, near Geneva – has not found any hard evidence to back up the theory.


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Oh come off it. Physics hit the buffers three decades ago or more. It's stuck. It needs either new evidence or a new Newton. Or perhaps it needs a few generations to pass so that physicists' arrogance decays to levels more suited to fertile thought.

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 8, 2013 2:06:11 AM

They always say that.

Posted by: Jonathan | Aug 8, 2013 9:34:40 AM