Although researchers for a long period of time tried to find the particle responsible for creation of universe, a recent failure to find the particle has created questions regarding the existence of the particle at all.
The recent attempt to find the particle took place at the LHC at CERN. The researchers tried to trace the light form of a particle in the inflation data. Researchers for a long period of time have claimed that the cosmic microwave background is the remnants of the light from early days of the universe. As the universe expanded, the radiation stretched into microwave lengths.
Talking about the phenomena, researcher Marcin Chrzaszcz said, “When we look into the sky, the deep space fragments visible in one direction may be so distant from those visible in another direction that light has not yet had time to pass between them.”
“So nothing that has happened in one of these areas should affect the other. But wherever we look, the temperature of distant regions of the cosmos is almost identical! How could it have become so uniform?”
While there was no sign of the particle, scientists thought that the particle might contain similar characteristics to Higgs Boson particle. However, at the time, the particle was heavier than expected. As a result, scientists are expecting that the particle will have different qualities. While that might be the case, researchers have said that there is a chance that the particle simply doesn’t exist.
Marcin Chrzaszcz said, “In our analysis we were looking for decays of up to 99 percent of the possible values of this parameter – and we found nothing. We can therefore say with great certainty that light inflation simply does not exist.”
However, given that there is still 1 percent of values, chances are, the data contains the signs of the particle. On the other hand, it is quite possible that scientists will need to revise their concepts of the knowledge related to the particle in the first place.
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