Scientists Take Closer Look at Standard Model of Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson became the subject of many studies and researchers aimed to find out more about it.
The discovery of the Higgs Boson particle is a heralded achievement not only in physics but in the whole scientific community. As the first particle discovered to support that all matter on earth has the same building blocks, Higgs Boson became the subject of many studies. One such study is the research done by a team of Harvard and Yale scientists which probes deeper into what the Higg Boson is.
The study, led by Gerald Gabrielse and George Vasmer Leverett from Harvard University, in cooperation with John Doyle, Professor of Physics from Yale and David De Mille has surfaced research gaps about the much-celebrated particle.
"We are trying to glimpse in the lab any difference from what is predicted by the Standard Model, like what is being attempted at the LHC," Doyle stated.
Simply put, the team is hunting for particles that might fall outside the Standard Model. To do this, they are measuring how particles are behaving when the shape of electrons are different. Under the Standard Model, electrons are viewed to be perfectly round in shape, but most of the new discoveries show that there are electrons which are much larger and are not perfectly round.
The team has reported in their study, which was featured in the Science Express, that through the use of sensitive instruments, they could date an electron’s deformation. From this, they can derive the particle’s shape and adherence from the perfect spherical shape. If there is a particle which is not perfectly round, they should be within the theory made to include new or undiscovered particles.
"It is unusual and satisfying that the exquisite precision achieved by our small team in its university lab probes the most fundamental building block of our universe at a sensitivity that complements what is being achieved by thousands at the world's largest accelerator," Gabrielse commented about their study.