Does Dark Matter Originate From Higgs Boson? New Theory To Be Tested At CERN's LHC

March 7, 2015 12:29 PM

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Does Dark Matter Originate From Higgs Boson? New Theory To Be Tested At CERN's LHC

Dark matter has long remained one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe. While its presence can be inferred from the gravitational pull it exerts on visible matter, the fact that it does not emit or absorb any radiation makes it next to impossible to detect.

However, when CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) recommences operation in May this year, scientists will attempt to test a new model of particle physics -- one that attempts to explain the origin of the mysterious dark matter that constitutes over 84 percent of the total matter in the universe.

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