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The Higgs and Inflaton: Two Peas in a Pod

March 6, 2009

The Higgs Boson is an scalar particle that single handedly makes the whole standard model of particle physics make sense. One problem: nobody has detected that it actually exists.

The Inflaton is an scalar particle that single handedly makes the whole standard model of Cosmology/Big Bang make sense. One problem: nobody has detected that it actually exists.

Isn’t it amazing that a fundamental ingredient of two of the most experimentally successfully theories is a scalar particle which has never been detected? It is as if scalar particles have a Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde personality: The want to solve all our problems while at the same time cause everyone endless grief/time/money by escaping our detection!!!

They truly are two peas in a pod. 🙂

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