- Does Higgs exist and with what mass if so? This was the question of standard model people.
- Does M89 hadron physics exists: in particular do the predicted 145 GeV M89 pion and 325 GeV M89 ρ and ω exist? This was the question of TGD people;-).
At Friday ATLAS reported more than 2 sigma evidence for Higgs in the range 140-150 GeV in what was interpreted as Higgs to WW to leptons decays. Already months ago CDF had reported 4 sigma evidence for 145 GeV bump but soon forgotten in blogs: the memory span of bloggers is quite literally of same order of magnitude as the political memory of the average citizen.
After this the situation was extremely nerve breaking from TGD point of view. How soon conformation could emerge for TGD picture? Or could it be that these 33 years could have been a great delusion despite all the amazing successes such as successful calculation of elementary particle masses already 15 years ago, a spectrum of applications to all branches of physics, and creation of foundations of quantum biology and consciousness theory to say nothing about new mathematics inspired by TGD?
The Higgs story had taken a new twist at Saturday. I did not however have an opportunity to follow the developments at Sunday since I had marvelous time with the families of my children but it it is never too late to receive good news. So I learned this morning Lubos told that also Dzero and CDF experimental report similar signs so that both Tevatron and LCH to seem end up with similar conclusions: Higgs or somehing analogous exists around 145 GeV.
In TGD framework this Higgs like state would be of course the M89 pion with mass 145 GeV detected already by CDF with 4 sigma significance few months ago but not reported by D0 and ATLAS and then forgotten by most bloggers: very common reaction at this highly emotional era of quarter economy;-)! TGD predicts also the 325 GeV state (actually two of them: M89 ρ and ω with very nearly degenerate masses). This state is a completely mystery in standard model. On the other hand, TGD has a firm grasp to reality and can provide a long list of predictions for the masses of M89 hadrons so that experimentalists can begin a systematic search of other of M89 hadrons at any minute. Since also quark masses are predicted quark jets with these masses can be searched. These signatures will be of course rare since the formation of M89 is like formation of bubbles of vapour in a liquid at criticality.
Maybe the situation is now settled. TGD is the theory! After these long lonely years Nature simply forces us to accept TGD because it is the only theory that works and predicts! Isn't this marvelous! But: still every-one "has never heard" about TGD. Big Science is also great comedy and the players are masters of their art form: let's enjoy also this aspect of Big Science;-).
P.S. String- and M-theorists have been remarkably silent on the results represented in Europhysics 2011. No wonder: all string model inspired predictions turned out to be wrong and the failure of standard SUSY and the probable failure of the standard model in Higgs sector destroy all hopes about some connection of string models and M-theory with low energy phenomenology (that is physics). The non-existence of Higgs is also a catastrophe for the inflationary cosmology and should induce a profound re-evaluation of the funding in the theory sector.
To my best knowledge Lubos Motl is the only string theorist who has reacted publicly. He did this in genuinely Lubosian manner by rewriting completely the history of science by claiming that string theorists have in fact never made predictions about super-symmetry at LHC. This view about past is in extremely sharp contrast with his own earlier posting predicting that SUSY will be found with 90 per cent or higher probability at LHC (for details see Peter Woit's posting). Lubos even made bets for SUSY at LHC! Now Lubos concludes that those string people who have possibly wasted their time with low energy phenomenology (that is physics) should concentrate on pure string theory. Huh! The practically lethal doses of reality from LHC have only strengthened the cognitive immune system of Lubos. Whatever happens, string theory is correct and anyone who says something different has forgotten his morning medication. Amen. Peter Woit also summarizes the evolution of superstring hype from outstanding promises to almost complete silence by some representative examples.