Physicists Bummed That Physics Is Pretty Much What They Expected - Yeah, it must suck to be right all the time. :) http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/12/physicists-bummed-that-physics-is-pretty-much-what-they-expected/265858/
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- Yeah, well when Dark Matter and Dark Energy are explained they might have to worry about knowing everything. ;)Dec 5, 2012
- Yeah, this should probably be rephrased as "everything so far accessible to the LHC pretty much as expected". And even that isn't quite true (there's e.g. this weird ridge structure in p-p and Pb-p collisions which is sortof interesting).
And even if it were: The standard model breaks down at much higher energies so it is rather obvious that a more general theory (or a different one for high energies) is needed. IANAT (i'm not a theorist), so I'm not sure on the exact details, but it is unfortunate that so far the LHC isn't seeing many concrete hints how that new physics could look like..Dec 5, 2012