Stephen Hawking’s Worry: “God Particle”


Another theory claiming Universe existence in danger and the reason stated behind this theory is ‘God Particle‘ or in scientific terms ‘Higgs Boson’. Stephen Hawking’s news has become viral and his worry is worth attention. Stephen Hawking is worried about Higgs Boson’s unstability. Now before knowing why Higgs Boson could be a big destroyer for universe we need to know what actually is a Higgs Boson.

Higgs Boson-What is this mystery?

This, discovered by physicists during experiments within CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, is a vital ingredient to explaining why things in our world have mass. It’s one of the marvelous discoveries in particle physics.

According to scientist Dr. Peter Higgs who discovered it, these particles are just packages of energy of some kind of field & the feature that describes this theory, theoretical physicists, call it as vacuum. It’s just the lowest energy state that you could possibly have in which there are no particles around but there maybe something around. And that something around can be a background field of some sort, which pervades the universe.

In a BBC show Dr. Peter Higgs revealed some key points regarding this mystery. In his theory giving information regarding God Particle’s existence included electromagnetic field. He explained the theory by himself and said “In this theory, there is a background field & the background field, its interaction with all the other stuff that goes through, is responsible for generating the masses and mass differences of the other particles, elementary particles, those which are packages of all the energy in other fields. Simply because the background affects the way the waves propagate. But then, the field itself can be excited, or classically to give you waves to the packages of energy of that are the Higgs boson. So it’s an extra which comes with this type of theory, that you need to have something there, which is the excitation of the background field.”

Why Higgs Boson is a worrisome topic among scientists?

 If Higgs Boson is responsible for creating shapes for masses in universe then why is it worrying our scientists. In physics we have learned that, during particle excitation a potential is developed. According to Stephen Hawking, Higgs potential has some hazardous features that it might become metastable at energies above 100 billion gigaelectronvolts (GeV). This high potential could lead to creation of vacuum across universe and vacuum could spread all over to such a pace that we can’t even imagine. Although he has a valid theory for earth and our lives being in danger but chances of such incidents are still minimal, atleast for coming years. Yet, we can’t let bypass this theory completely keeping our eyes closed for it’s a matter of our survival.