The Large Hadron Collider, built by European Organisation of Nuclear Research (CERN) could help physicists understand dark matter, which has remained a mystery in the universe. And what’s more, it could possibly help discover a particle more fascinating than the Higgs Boson. The collider which is also the world’s largest atom smasher, has undergone major upgrades that could restart at a beam energy substantially higher, that aims at explaining why nature predicts matter to antimatter.
The collider is already credited for helping discover the Higgs Boson, which explains how objects have mass. According to reports, there is a possibility to find supersymmetric matter. Supersymmetry is an extension of standard model of physics that aims to fill in gaps about how scientists understand matter. According to supersymmetry, all particles have a counterpart that is heavier, and experts believe that if these partner particles are there, the Large Hadron Collider should be able to find them.
The standard model of physics cannot account for the existence, or for that matter, the properties of dark matter. Dark matter is believed to hold galaxies together and attributed for most of the matter in the universe. The existence and properties of dark matter are inferred from its gravitational effects on visible matter, radiation and the large-scale structure of the Universe. It has not been detected directly, making it one of the greatest mysteries in modern astrophysics.
Supersymmetry aims to offer a more comprehensive picture of the world.
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