Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Universe Shouldn't Be Here, According to Higgs Physics

By Donald Sensing

Universe Shouldn't Be Here, According to Higgs Physics

Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should have collapsed just microseconds after its explosive birth, the new study suggests. ...

The mass of the Higgs boson, about 126 times that of the proton, turns out to be "right on the edge," in terms of the universe's stability, Carroll said. A little bit lighter, and the Higgs field would be much more easily perturbed; a little heavier, and the current Higgs field would be incredibly stable. ...

The mass of the Higgs boson, about 126 times that of the proton, turns out to be "right on the edge," in terms of the universe's stability, Carroll said. A little bit lighter, and the Higgs field would be much more easily perturbed; a little heavier, and the current Higgs field would be incredibly stable.
And so some physicists' attempts to debunk the fine-tuning theory of the universe just took another hit.

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