Higgsogen - what

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 - 08:23am by Anonymous

You must've wondered at least once about the creation of Earth... or even that of the UNIVERSE! Have you ever wondered how?   

Well, scientists have been inspired by the same thought! Recently, the 2013 Nobel Prize winners came up with an interesting theory of an interesting name called "Higgsogenesis". The first part of the name "Higgs" came from the Higgs boson, which is a particle, and it basically produced different matter and antimatter particles (fun fact: when antimatter and matter come together, they annihilate each other and create an explosion!).    Before Higgsogenesis, many people believed that Higgs doesn't have an antiparticle, but a group of scientists updated it with a new idea: that maybe, just maybe, there are Higgs particles and anti-Higgs particles. When the Higgs break down to many other particles, it forms into dark matter particles that can't be detected. The particles interact with dark matter through a reaction, which produces a mixture of dark matter (which is basically invisible matter - crazy right?) and visible matter (matter that you can see). Now you're probably thinking: how can scientists prove dark matter exists if it's invisible? Well, this is still unanswered but astrophysicists do have their theories (you can check out it out here:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/04/economist-expl...

 The result that scientists have found out was an imbalance between the number of Higgs and anti-Higgs particles, and this asymmetry kicked off Higgsogenesis in the early universe. Two Higgs and one extra Higgs-like particle produce this asymmetry. As of now, scientists are still brainstorming further ideas about the dynamics of the three particles and how they marry to create the universe. If you have an idea, leave a comment below and share your theory! If you're interested in how this awesome group of scientists came up with this theory, visit this webpage here: http://phys.org/news/2013-10-higgsogenesis-dark.ht...