Study Furthers Einstein’s ‘Theory of Everything’
Sussex Univ. physicists have taken a small step towards fulfilling Einstein’s dream of proving there is only one fundamental force in nature.
Following last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson particle – the so-called “God particle” that answers how the particles have masses – Xavier Calmet and PhD student Michael Atkins looked at how the Higgs field interacts with gravity. Besides giving masses to all known particles, it’s possible that the Higgs boson played a significant role in the expansion of the Universe after the Big Bang.
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