Weird ‘Techni-Quarks’ May Lurk Inside Higgs Boson Particle

May 6, 2014

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Computer simulation of particle traces from an LHC collision in which a Higgs Boson is produced. (c) CERN. Image credit: Lucas Taylor The Higgs boson – a particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass – is tiny, but it may not be the tiniest particle yet. Theories have long predicted the existence of even smaller particles that might make up the Higgs, and recent research suggests these pip-squeaks, dubbed techni-quarks, are likely lurking in the universe.

Thomas Ryttov from CP3-Origins was recently interviewed by livescience.com on this. The article is available on their webpage.