The discovery of the Higgs boson, made by the American physicist, has allowed him to predict the death of the universe. It will be due to the destruction of the fundamental instability, which is associated with the properties of elementary particles.
This conclusion came researcher at the National Accelerator Laboratory in the Enrico Fermi Joseph Lykken. His hypothesis was presented in Boston at the annual meeting of the American Association, organized to promote the development of science.
While working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), Lykken July 2012, together with his colleagues discovered the Higgs boson. Its existence was predicted by scientists in the mid-1960s. It is assumed that this boson during the Big Bang gave mass to all other particles.
Yet for a long time the mass of the Higgs boson, scientists could not pinpoint. And just last summer, the measurements made by the LHC, have shown that the mass is 126 GeV. These improved data allowed Likkenu conclude a fundamental instability in the universe vacuum.
"Because of the quantum fluctuations in the vacuum at some point the bubble will begin" alternativ "of the universe, expands the speed of light will begin to absorb everything around them," - reported by BBC. According to calculations of physics, it will occur when the Earth and the Sun will not be - a few tens of billions of years.
If the mass of the Higgs boson, as stressed by the scientist, even if only a few percent different in one way or another, the current universe could escape death. "By changing some parameters of the Standard Model of elementary particles, we can get a different fate of the universe" - concluded Lykken.