After the Higgs, LHC rounds up the unusual suspects in particle physics
From NBC News, Feb. 14, 2015
San Jose, Calif. — Supersymmetry and dark matter, neutralinos, gravitinos and gluinos ... you can expect exotic topics like these to be spinning around as the Large Hadron Collider ramps up to smash subatomic particles again over the next couple of months.
Physicists say the first hints of unconventional physics, such as evidence for the existence of those weird-sounding gluinos, could emerge within the next few months. Or not.
It's been almost three years since scientists at Europe's CERN particle physics lab announced that the world's most powerful collider had found the Higgs boson, a mysterious particle whose existence was predicted almost a half-century earlier. It's been two years since the LHC was shut down for repairs and upgrades. Now thousands of physicists are getting ready to send beams of protons through the machine for the first time since 2013.