Saturday, August 18, 2012

Research is over. Long live research

Recently CERN reported discovery of Higgs boson. Since Higgs boson is responsible for inertial mass, this discovery raises question how equality of inertial and gravitational masses works.

In report there was note that there was also track of particle of spin 2. Is it possible that graviton was also discovered in CERN? Is it possible that interaction of graviton and Higgs boson was discovered at CERN as well? If such interaction exists, then it can be possible that at certain condition this interaction can be broken.

The question relates to interface of general relativity and quantum mechanics. So string theory and loop gravity should answer these questions. Even these theories have deal with extreme events and it is hard to test them, I believe that in near future we will see the possibility to test these theories.

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