Author Topic: Should the Higgs boson have caused our Universe to collapse?  (Read 1421 times)

Offline jazzba

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http://phys.org/news/2014-06-higgs-boson-universe-collapse.html
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Big Bang Theory Challenged --"The Universe Should Not Have Lasted for More than a Second"

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Our Universe lies in a ‘valley’, which sets the behaviour of the Higgs boson. A deeper valley also exists, but our Universe is prevented from entering it by a large ‘hill’. During the early period of cosmic inflation, the BICEP2 results imply that the Universe would have received a ‘kick’ into the other valley, causing it to collapse in less than a second. Credit: Robert Hogan, Kings College London


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Re: Should the Higgs boson have caused our Universe to collapse?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 06:01:02 PM »
I wonder if any evidence exists that says that didn't happen.

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Re: Should the Higgs boson have caused our Universe to collapse?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2014, 06:49:52 AM »
I think that's the point.