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A physicist has a new theory to describe the LHC's mysterious conclusions

Since March, physicists around the globe have been getting vigilantly enthusiastic about a series of weird flashes of energy spotted by CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Nothing is confirmed, but the results propose that we are on the edge of discovering the first particle outside the standard model of physics, the finest set of equations we currently have to describe how the Universe works.

We are still waiting for more results from the LHC's most recent run, but this new particle is largely predicted to be a sub-atomic particle with a mass six times bigger and heavier than the well-known Higgs boson. Nonetheless a physicist from the University of Kansas has presented a marginally different theory to illuminate the strange LHC results, called as the 750 GeV (giga-electron volts) excess.

Instead of just one new particle, he considers we might have in fact discovered several of them. The 750 GeV excess was declared at a conference in Italy in March this year. The result came about cheers to physicists smashing together protons with the LHC, thing they do over and over again in order to find evidence of new sub-atomic particles in the remains of the collision. Typically the standard model equations can clarify the energy levels of the sub-atomic particles that splinter off from these collisions, even if we have never directly detected them before.

But, last year, a series of experiments at the CMS and ATLAS detectors picked up more high-energy photons (particles of light) than our current accepting of physics predicts.In detail, both experiments observed a spike at one particular energy level: 750 Gev, or 750 billion electron volts.

Further evidence is required before scientists can say for sure what the strange signals were, but one of the important explanations is that it could be a brand-new particle, one that is comparable to the Higgs boson but around six times heavier.This is created on the idea that the particle is what is called a "resonance" particle, which has a mass that generates the 750 GeV signal.

Physicist Kyoungchul Kong from the University of Kansas Said, "Every explanation of the 750 GeV excess needs a new particle. Most models assume one around 750 GeV."

But Physicist Kyoungchul Kong has come up with a marginally different explanation.

Kong’s theory is that, instead of one new particle with a mass that generates 750 GeV, the results could instead recommend the existence of a sequence of other, heavier particles, which decay into photons that are able to fake the signal at 750 GeV.

Kong said, "The lifetime and mass of the particle could expose something else beyond simply one extra particle, if it turns out to be a real signal. Yet we do not privilege this as a discovery, and we need lot more data."

After the LHC excess was announced, the journal Physical Review Letters was submerged with suggestions to explain the irregularity, but only four were published, comprising Kyoungchul  Kong's hypothesis. That means that we are still a long way from knowing correctly what is going on here, if something is happening at all. The signal could still turn out to be an artifact.

Statistically talking, the ATLAS facts had around a 1-in-93 chance of being a fluke, which on its own would not actually be enough to trouble giving to the technical society, researchers normally look for the 5-sigma type, which means a 1-in-3.5 million chances of it being an accidental conclusion. But the detail that the CMS research picked up the same spike makes the results much more possible, and worthy of care. Still, we have very little evidence by which to describe these results just yet. Gratefully, an update on the excess will be shown next week at the Annual International Conference on High Energy Physics (AICHGP) in Chicago (together with several lectures on physics "Beyond the Standard Model").

Until then, Kong acknowledges that his explanation is only as good as anyone else is, but he put it out there humbly to offer a unique hypothesis to test and push the limits of our understanding.

Kong  said, "We explore ideas," about hypothetical physicists. "Perhaps most of [the] ideas are wrong, but we learn from them, and we recommend better ideas."

So for the present day, we wait. But if any of the hypotheses presented about this LHC excess becomes to be accurate, it is going to be a pretty massive deal. And even if they do not, it will still tell us a lot about physics, and could revolutionize our thinking of how the world works forever.

Physicist John Ellis from King’s College London, the previous head of theory at CERN, who was not involved in the research, told The Guardian back in March, "If this thing turns out to be real, it’s a 10 on the Richter scale of particle physics. One’s excite-meter gets totally broken."

We cannot wait for the coming week.

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