How Much Should Expectation Drive Science?

Dark Matter March 2017 Answers to the biggest mysteries may lie well outside traditional paradigms. By Claudia Geib

In December 2015, particle physicists were buzzing with excitement: The Standard Model—which has dominated physics for 40 years and defines the basic constituents of matter and how they interact—had a new challenger. At the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, physicists announced evidence of what appeared to be a new particle. Known colloquially as the

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