Doom for the universe from Higgs Boson 'God particle', say researchers
If that particle really is the Higgs, its mass turns out to be just about what's needed to make the universe fundamentally unstable, in a way that would cause it to end catastrophically in the far future.
Because the Higgs field is thought to be everywhere, so it affects the vacuum of empty space-time in the universe.
"The mass of the Higgs is related to how stable the vacuum is," said Christopher Hill, a physicist at Ohio State University.
Scientists said if the Higgs mass were just a few per cent different, the universe would not be doomed.
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