Experts from Harvard University, came to the conclusion that the universe as we know it, in the future may disappear. The probable cause of this, scientists call the destabilization of the Higgs boson — an elementary particle that is open in 2012.
Unstable Higgs boson could trigger an event reminiscent of the Big Bang that spawned the Universe as we know it. However, the new explosion of the familiar world, on the contrary, destroy or alter beyond recognition — in any case, the old laws of physics will not work that will make impossible the existence of chemical elements
According to experts, with a probability of 95 percent it can be argued that, at least for 10 in 58 degree years, nothing like this Universe is not threatened. According to scientists, the destabilization of the Higgs boson is likely to happen in 10 to 139 degrees year. Compared to this a period of 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang, not even the perceived “moment”, but something even smaller. Moreover, to date, it is expected that much earlier the universe is nothing like what we know it today — in particular, not more than 10 degrees in 39 years will disappear from all the stars.
The expert notes that near black holes and other extremely dense objects change the space-time, and hence the behavior of particles, so it is quite hard to say when the destabilization of the Higgs boson could happen there.
The study was published in the journal Physical Review D.
The Higgs boson is responsible for mass of elementary particles involved in the transfer of the weak interaction, one of the four types of fundamental interactions existing in the Universe (along with gravity, electromagnetism and the strong interaction). Theoretically, the existence of the Higgs boson, scientists suspected for a long time, because it is implied by the Standard model, but found it was only in 2012 using the Large hadron Collider. A year later, some of the scientists involved in this project, was awarded the Nobel prize in physics.