Until now, scientists have not been able to experimentally confirm the existence of this particle. Theoretically, the Higgs boson can be born in collisions of other elementary particles that occur at very high energies. In this case, the colliding particles are destroyed, forming the so-called quark-gluon plasma, from which other particles can be born.
In colliders, particles collide with each other, accelerating to near-light speeds. Particles produced in collisions go to collider detectors, and by analyzing which particles arrive there, scientists can reconstruct the chain of birth and decay.
The authors of the new study found that the ATLAS and CMS LHC detectors register a large number of particles with masses ranging from 130 to 150 GeV. Some experts believe that it is in this interval that the mass of the Higgs boson can be located. The appearance of “suspicious” particles was associated with the creation and decay of pairs of W-bosons – elementary particles-carriers of weak interaction. There are theories that predict that the Higgs boson can decay with the formation of W bosons.
So far, scientists refrain from unambiguous conclusions and note that the data they obtained require careful additional verification.
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