The large hadron Collider (LHC) — the most complex device ever created by people, and it allows us to explore previously unknown areas of physics. However, this puzzle is still missing several elements. Scientists hope that a relatively modest new tool next to the TANK would be able to find these lost items, lost particles. Massive chronometric hodoscope for ultra neutral particles (MATHUSLA) is still in the planning stage, but ultimately promises to find the lost particles escaping from the TANK.
BUCK began working in 2008, and one of its main tasks was the search for the Higgs boson. This elementary particle, first proposed by Peter Higgs in 1964, is the most important part of the “standard model” of physics. The Higgs explains why other particles have mass. TANK data showed that the Higgs boson exists, but it has one problem: he’s not as massive as predicted by quantum mechanics. Therefore physics needs to account for this missing mass to explain it. It is here that the work will enter a new project.
MATHUSLA will look for particles, which sees TANK, due to the fact that they are too stable. The LHC detectors like ATLAS tool looking for the decay of exotic particles, which occurs when the protons are colliding in the Collider. They live, as a rule, supermale, but scientists suspect that some of them may be more stable than expected. So MATHUSLA’ll search for “ultra” particles.
MATHUSLA is essentially a warehouse full of particle detectors, located at an altitude of 20 meters above ground level above TANK. Particles that escape from the TANK, not appearing in the data can appear in detectors MATHUSLA a split second later. Thick granite floor will be able to filter the rain of less interesting particles, leaving only those that deserve attention.
Scientists have good reason to suspect that MATHUSLA have something to find. Throughout history, in physics there is a correction that takes into account such holes, which later turned out to forces and particles that we just did not know. Construction MATHUSLA will cost pennies compared to TANK: $ 50 million vs 10 billion.