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    Diving into the unknown: What's physics after the Higgs boson?

    Thousands of researchers at the CERN research centre are looking for particles
    and phenomena that standard physics cannot explain.
    . . . . .
    For instance, only 15 per cent of the mass of the entire universe can be accounted
    for now with normal visible matter, the rest is dark matter of which there's very little knowledge.
    An equally shrouded mystery is dark energy that makes the universe expand and pushes
    celestial bodies away from each other.

    "Because these and many other unanswered questions still remain, we must try to take them
    on and understand phenomena that have no explanation in current physics," says Pekkanen.

    One way to do this, is to make protons - the nuclei of hydrogen atoms - collide at tremendously
    high speeds and energies, and study what comes out of the crashes.
    Pekkanen and his colleagues have focused on particle bursts called 'jets' that are born
    when protons collide. These events could contain faint signs of completely new particles.

    Autopsies for millions of particle bursts

    The study of jets at the particle level has become a nascent field in physics,
    dubbed by Pekkanen and his colleagues at the CERN Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS)
    experiment as 'jet particology'.
    They record the collisions in the CERN Large Hadron Collider and measure their aftermath.
    Virtually every collision produces jets, or bursts of tens of particles that consist of
    quarks and gluons.
    Researchers count the total energy in the jets and measure how their energy is carried
    by different kinds of particles

    My comment.
    we don't know what dark matter is,
    we don't know what dark energy is,
    we don't know how the six quarks and six gluons create mass of proton
    ( '' The particle masses can be described only by approximately twenty free
    parameters, unrelated to one another . . . ''
    / Haim Harari. Physicist, chair, Weizmann institute of science. / )

    we don't know why Higgs particles contribute absolutely nothing to the
    solution of these puzzles and therefore we need to find '' jets'' particles.
    Do you understand Alice ?

    yes, I understand my dear learned Rabbit.
    It is like:
    we don't know what an apple is,
    we don't know what a plum is,
    we don't know what a tomato is . . . . and therefore we need to find
    '' an orange '' to explain what an apple is, and we need to find
    '' a water-melon '' to explain what a plum is, and we need to find
    '' a potato '' to explain what a tomato is.

    Juska Pekkanen successfully defended his doctoral dissertation
    Jet Particology & Search for New Massive Particles for Aalto University Department
    of Applied Physics 5 December 2017

    Congratulations, Mr. Juska Pekkanen.
    So, the most basic particle than Higgs boson is a ''jet'' particle.
    No doubts, with the PhD in the pocket, you will successfully teach the
    young students the '' jet particology science ''.
    Question: what next ?
    The answer: '' . . . more and more money for less and less knowledge
    about hypothetical specks of matter that go so far beyond the
    infinitesimal as to border on sheer nothingness.''
    / Ed Regis. Science writer./


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    God particle' or tip of the iceberg?
    July 12, 2012|By Steve Giddings
    (published in the Chicago Tribune)

    Whatever comes next, CERN's discovery sheds new light on long-standing riddles
    of the basic nature of matter. If it has indeed unveiled a new kind of matter,
    this is a scientific discovery of the magnitude made, at most, a few times in a century.
    And, it may represent the tip of a very big iceberg, involving even more exotic particles,
    smaller constituents of matter or even extra dimensions of space supplying further
    enigmas for the next generation of physicists.

    Steve Giddings is a physicist specializing in the high-energy physics of particles and gravity.
    He is a professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara and has been a scientific
    associate at CERN.

    Discovering Higgs boson. - tribunedigital-chicagotribune

    So, the most basic particle than the Higgs boson is a ''jet'' particle.