Discovery of the Higgs boson (also known as God particle) completes our picture of the known elementary particles of the universe. It demonstrates the power of theoretical physics to explain nature. But professor Stephen Hawking has said that physics would be ‘more interesting’ if Higgs boson hadn’t been found.
The Higgs boson was predicted by theory in the early 1960s. But not everyone believed that it would be found in future. If God particle had not been discovered, physicists would have had to go back to the drawing board and rethink many of their fundamental ideas about the nature of particles and forces. As the God particle has been discovered, mystery regarding the area of theoretical and particle physics nominally exists.
Famous professor Stephen Hawking, while discussing the unanswered questions at the edges of modern physics as part of a history of his own work in the field at the Science Museum in London, said that he hopes LHC will now look for more evidence of fundamental theories regarding Higgs Boson that will explain the nature of the universe including the very first evidence for M-theory. Be noted M-theory rules the largest scales of the universe and many people believe that solving the mystery of M-theory will unify the four fundamental forces of nature.
Hawking said, “There is still hope that we see the first evidence for M-theory at the LHC particle accelerator in Geneva. From an M-theory perspective, the collider only probes low energies, but we might be lucky and see a weaker signal of fundamental theory, such as supersymmetry. I think the discovery of supersymmetric partners for the known particles would revolutionise our understanding of the universe.”
In that event, Hawking also said, “Physics would have been far more interesting if it had not been found” at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN.
Source: Daily Mail