LHC Has Found a Bump: Exotic Physics or Just Noise?

As the year draws to a close and the Large Hadron Collider prepares for a winter break, a tantalizing hint of new physics surfaces in particle collision data.

December 18, 2015
1:09 AM EST
Computer rendering of a 13 TeV collision recorded by the ATLAS experiment. The yellow and green bars indicate the presence of particle jets, which leave behind lots of energy. By measuring these jets, signatures of new particles may be detected. | ATLAS