Melbourne: Barely a week after scientists from the world’s most expensive experiment announced what they claim was the discovery of the Higgs Boson, a group of doubting scientists has claimed that it was not the “God particle” but just a naughty little anomaly.
According to the Mail Online, Scientists at Cornell University have cast doubts on what it was the CERN Large Hadron Collider actually saw and raising questions about whether enough data has been collected to make an accurate call.
The Higgs-heretics point out that holes in the data so far collected allow other interpretations to also “fit”, News.com.au reported.
One of the main points for their disbelief is that while the new particle has so far behaved like the long-sought Higgs-boson, it was also much lighter than expected.
According to them, this opens up the possibility of a pantheon of Higgs-boson-like particles.
This would help explain other mysteries, such as the elusive “dark matter” which is thought to make up more than a quarter of the universe.