Viewing the universe as a ‘Cosmological Collider’

CMSA Postdoc Zhong-Zhi Xianyu and colleagues’ latest research examines residual radiation from the Big Bang and their relation to the elementary particles in the Standard Model of particle physics.

Studying these properties could lead to a greater understanding of the properties of elementary particles, the researchers said in a recent article.

“If we are lucky enough to observe these … we would not only be able to study particle physics and fundamental principles in the early universe, but also better understand cosmic inflation itself,” Xianyu told the Harvard Gazette. “In this regard, there are still a whole universe of mysteries to be explored.”

To view the full research, please see the June 29 publication of the journal Physical Review Letters.