It may very well be misleading as the data has yet to be fully analyzed, but it is very likely that the scientists working for the Large Hadron Collider might have stumbled upon something of great importance. CERN physicists might have discovered a new fundamental particle, as part of their research into supersymmetry theories.
Two groups of researchers were working on this project, as part of the ATLAS and CMS experiments. Kyle Kramer, a physicist cheering for the ATLAS team said that it is highly possible that the discovery may prove to be a wild goose chase, as the odds of discovering a whole new fundamental particle are 1 in 93.
As stated before, the two teams are working on expanding the understanding of the supersymmetry theory. As part of the particle physics, supersymmetry states that there can actually be a space-time symmetry between two major classes of elementary particles: bosons, which are considered to have an integer value spin and fermions, which are particles with half-integer spins.
Early readings coming from the Large Hadron Accelerator have suggested that there could be another class of elementary particles, one that does not feature in the Standard Model of Particle Physics. Unfortunately, the theory of particle physics accounts for many fundamental particles, but less from the bosons, no other particle was ever found.
If indeed the results prove to be valid, scientists have theorized that the new particle may actually be a heavier version of Higgs boson. But that’s not the only the scientists are following. Some of them actually have come to speculate that the newly discovered particle may be similar to the graviton particle.
According to quantum mechanics, a graviton particle is considered to be a perfect intercessor between standard views on gravitation and its integration in the quantum field theory. Up until now, no one has proved the existence of a graviton particle. But, in theory, the particle would have no mass. Also, it has been theorized that existence of gravitons could also imply that space-time has a multitude of other dimensions.
Unfortunately, up to this date, all the data concerning the particle have yet to be analyzed. More research is needed in order to validate the results. Various sources from CERN consider that the discovery could prove to me nothing more than a fluke, a computer malfunction.
Still, scientists working for the ATLAS and CMS experiments are confident that the collected data will prove the validity of their discovery.