CERN Accelerating science

Scientists May Have Discovered a New Particle in Nature – or it Could Be a Glitch

Date published: 
23 Dec 2015

Recently, LHC researchers said that “something peculiar” was spotted in two of the machine’s experiments, which may be a new particle, or merely a data glitch. Following the Higgs Boson’s discovery in 2012, the LHC has gotten significant upgrades allowing it to track higher-energy collisions. Currently, the accelerator works with particles around a 17-mile circumference ring of electromagnets at a rate of 13 TeV, or almost twice the energy used when the Higgs Boson was first discovered.