How a new particle might be created, then detected

P

P

New particle

High energy photons (P) point to what might be the creation and destruction of a heavy new particle

The LHC’s two main detectors, Atlas and CMS, have both identified suspect events

Hydrogen atoms contain one positively charged proton and one negatively charged electron

When protons collide in the Large Hadron Collider, at 99.9999991% of the speed of light, the energy from gluon collisions could produce new particles

Quarks

Carry electrical

charge

Gluons

Bind quarks

together

Electron

Atom

Proton

P

P

New particle

High energy photons (P) point to what might be the creation and destruction of a heavy new particle

The LHC’s two main detectors, Atlas and CMS, have both identified suspect events

Hydrogen atoms contain one positively charged proton and one negatively charged electron

When protons collide in the Large Hadron Collider, at 99.9999991% of the speed of light, the energy from gluon collisions could produce new particles

Quarks

Carry electrical

charge

Gluons

Bind quarks

together

Electron

Atom

Proton