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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Subatomic calculations indicate finite lifespan for universe

The universe is going to end says Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. Lykeen spoke before presenting his research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston on Monday, February 18, 2013.

"A little bubble of what you might think of as an ‘alternative' universe will appear somewhere and then it will expand out and destroy us," Lykken said, adding that the event will unfold at the speed of light.

This conclusion is based on the most up to date calculations of the mass of the Higgs boson-126 billion electron volts - a critical number in figuring out the fate of the universe.

The good news: this will not happen for many billions of years. 

See also:  The top quark and Higgs boson masses and the stability of the electroweakvacuum

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