The universe can die not as expected

The Higgs boson, a particle due to which matter in the universe has a mass, can send our world a “bullet in the temple.” Mathematical calculations confirm the probability of such an outcome.

It is commonly believed that our universe will die slowly, turning into a cold, vast emptiness. But experts believe that the “end of time” scenario may be completely different: Ragnarok will be stormy, fast and with special effects (which we are unlikely to see).

The reason for this can be the Higgs boson – a fundamental particle that informs the mass of other particles. Its mass, about 125 gigaelectronvolts, may turn out to be unstable and change suddenly – the Standard Model allows it to be purely mathematical. If this happens – the universe will be destroyed by a colossal wave of negative energy.

In an interview with New Scientist Anders Andreassen, a professor at Harvard University, said: “We wanted to eliminate all previous approximations in calculations and get the most accurate date for the end of the universe. It’s awful to imagine this energy bubble, which we will never see. ”

Ruth Gregory of the University of Durham believes that the change in the mass of the boson must be caused by a certain cause. Trigger for this event, most likely, will be the gravitational curvature around the black hole. Perhaps the collapse of the universe has already happened – we are simply too far from the place of its beginning to see and realize what happened.