The Higgs Showdown

Last July of 2012, the physics community made a big announcement that a new subatomic particle was showing up at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that fit the description of the elusive Higgs Boson. The discovery of this particle would mean a major victory for theoretical physics and our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of nature.

Two days before CERN’s big announcement, Philosopher Gavin Wince posted a video making predictions of what he believed would show up in the data. To the physics communities’ and his surprise, he was right.

Though the particle was concluded to be a discovery of the Higgs Boson, a very small but significant anomaly was showing up in the data. Shortly after the big announcement, Wince posted another video, titled, “The Higgs Paradox”, where he explains this bizarre glitch.

According to Wince, “If it is assumed that there is one type of Higgs particle, it appears as though it is one particle in two detectors at the same time. However, if it is assumed that there are two types of Higgs particles, caught in some sort of entanglement, then the particles appear to be in the same place at the same time; suggesting one type of Higgs particle.”

In other words, The Higgs appears to be both one particle in two places and two particles in one place; simultaneously.

Though a Higgs-like Boson may have been discovered, certain anomalies about this particle do not match the Standard Model Higgs predictions; specifically issue that match Wince’s predictions. So far, the Higgs-like particle does not appear to be coupling with Fermions such as Leptons and quarks. Additionally, in the ATLAS detector data, there is significant excess in the gamma-gamma channel over the ZZ channel. This same discrepancy shows up in the CMS detect data, however, the excess is reversed! This is what Wince is calling the Higgs Paradox, and it just so happens to fit his model of the Higgs Boson.

Using extra dimensions of time, Wince is able to use a new set of equations that seem to be extinguishing anomalies found in physics data ranging from subatomic particle physics, to astronomy and cosmology.

Since July, the physics community has acknowledged the anomalies in the Higgs particle data and some have even quietly acknowledged Wince’s theories.

Right now, physicists are meeting at the Winter Conference in Italy discussing new data regarding the Higgs-like particle. The data from ATLAS still conforms to Wince’s predictions; the CMS data… well, that’s turned out anomalous itself. The zz-channel data from CMS matched Wince’s predictions, however CMS withheld its data concerning the gamma-gamma Channel. Wince has decided to take this opportunity to put his theories on the line and make a precise prediction about the CMS data before it is released later this week.

If Wince’s prediction is right, that data from CMS will show a discrepancy between the zz-channel and the gamma-gamma channel of more than 1 GeV, then the Higgs Paradox will be an issue stuck with Physicist until 2016 when the Large Hadron Collider is back up and running again.