The Higgs boson, however, only exists at high energies -and only lasts for fractions of a second, then decays into other particles. Scientists will be looking for trace patterns of decay that indicate the Higgs has made an appearance. Einstein famously said E = mc 2 . If CERN scientists can accelerate particles to the speed of light, they will observe the highest recorded energies, which should allow a look at the Higgs boson. Back in 2001, CERN's Large Electron Positron (LEP), the precursor to the LHC, found what it believed to be evidence of the elusive particle. Without conclusive data, however, CERN scientists worried the Fermilab collider in the US, just outside Chicago, would observe the particle first. Fermilab got close, but no quantum cigar. Will the Higgs boson allow time travel? The Higgs boson itself won’t allow time travel. But the LHC may, say some scientists. Remember String Theory, the contending grand theory of the universe? It claims that the world is made of tiny vibrating strings. It also claims that there exist 10 dimensions to space time (we currently observe only four: think of a point, a square, a box, and time). If true, then the LHC may create the high-energy environments that enable particles to jump in and out of these six hidden dimensions. A recent essay in The New York Times suggests that the Higgs boson itself may be using time travel to prevent itself from being discovered: hence all the delays at Fermilab and CERN
Who lives in the 11th Dimension?
Parallel Universes, Alternative Timelines and Multiverse