The Higgs boson may lead to doom for the universe, the kind of doom even the trendy preppers couldn’t find a way to ride out. According to CBS News on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, scientists believe they have found the Higgs boson, which is a subatomic particle that is key in making calculations about the future of space and time.
The bad news is that it looks like the Higgs boson led scientists to calculate a future demise of everything in the universe, including the universe itself. The good news is, this catastrophe of the largest proportion won’t happen for “tens of billions of years from now.”
The latest data from the folks who found the Higgs boson using the largest collider in the world, the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, is that the universe may be inherently unstable.
The calculation pointing to the demise of the universe was presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Association for Advanced by Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill.
While scientists believe they have found the Higgs boson, more data is needed to say it is official. Many of the notable names in science are betting on this find being the actual Higgs. If this is the case, then the universe will most likely meet its demise in billions of years from now.