Prospects of Big Data in physical experimentation
A glorious chronology of physical world of discovery
The theory of Peter Higgs becomes more interesting recently due to serious experimental efforts from High Energy Physics community.
The big data generated from experimental setup and the analysis of significant evidences suggest existence of Higgs Boson as one of the strong candidates among other findings.
Though the theory of Higgs seems interesting and famous, yet I have a different perspective about it.
To draw the sequential line of events, I’m going to begin with the Newton’s master piece of dicovery.
Newton dicovered not only Gravitation but particle nature of light also. Though his theory got discorded after dicovery of light’s wave theory, it remained a milestone to the Modern Physics.
Serious discoveries about Light as electromagnetic wave and Photon particle led to the conclusion that Light has dual nature. In some of the physical phenomena, it behaves like a wave having fields and in other physical phenomena, it behaves like a particle having mass associated with it.
The strange behaviour of Light compelled people to think about the interrelation or interaction between these two types of phenomena.
The combination of these two phenomena was revealed in the Theory of ElectroDynamics, TED. This was the first time the interaction between field and particle accepted and opened a new hope of combining other interactions of nature.
Subsequent discoveries about these interactions; weak, strong, electromagnetic and gravitational interactions, led to tedious task of unification of all theories; unified theory to explain everything that is physically happening in our observable universe.
In my simplest understanding about the theory of Higgs, Higgs proposed that masses are assigned to particles in accordance with their interaction with Higgs field.
Is there exist any possibility of finding a new particle via big data?
Finally, discarding such an enormous big data and considering a fraction of it may not be a wise idea.
Mining such a big data may bring some new insight in our perception and understanding of physical phenomena and the universe, though it’s hard nut to crack. But still it’s challenging and pleasure to finding things out.