Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Supersymmetry in doubt

About a dozen of years ago, at a Great Lakes Conference dinner at Northwestern  I asked  Witten  what parts of high energy physics he thinks will be  confirmed  experimentally in our lifetime.  Super-symmetry was one of the first things he mentioned. Now comes  this news from the Large Hadron Collider casting some doubt on the supersymmetry premise.

BBC News - Popular physics theory running out of hiding places

A word of caution though.   About a year ago people thought that the Large Hadron Collider detected a particle traveling faster than the speed of light.


 News - Popular physics theory running out of hiding places

More about this SUSY injury at the Not Even Wrong blog.
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