Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:01 PM
MindMover (5,005 posts)
Particle accelerators' search for nature's hidden dimensions comes up empty
It sounds like something that should be reported at the Onion, but here I am to tell you that the people who run the CMS detector at the LHC have just released their most recent results. Apparently, if there are extra dimensions, they haven't been hiding anywhere the LHC can find them. To add to the misery of extra dimension hunters, the data from Fermilab's D0 collaboration has also been used to not find extra dimensions.
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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:09 PM
longship (30,320 posts)
3. Doesn't this about wrap it up for SUSY, too?
Recently, there have been glimmerings that the string model might not hold up. If not, I feel kind of sorry for the physicists who have devoted their careers to it. Maybe they can move to the field theory side of things. I hope so because it would be a waste to lose that mathematical genius. The string guys, like Litton, are over the top brilliant.
I saw something a few weeks ago about LHC data possibly ruling out SUSY. That would be bad for extensions to the standard model being looked at for future unifications. Is there any more info on that?
I guess I just haven't been following things that closely. Internet here is dodgy at best. Can somebody help with a link to a good summary?