ATLAS and CMS show no beyond standard model BSM physics. No pseudo particles. Nothing.
Condensed matter physicists are thrilled. There are no accessible WIMPS, no SUSY and string theory is forever trapped in the spacetime foam of the black hole. What is happening is that the cosmic QCD axions and the Higgs field are remnants from the inflationary period where the complex topology of the spacetime singularity was transformed into a hot stable expanding universe filled with topological remnants, bosons and fermions, and widely spaced black holes.
Mostly widely spaced. Fortunately now we can observe them colliding. Axion Higgs physics to quantum critical black hole collapse, and a running cosmological constant coupled to axion excitation. Or something like that. At least that’s what condensed matter physics is telling me.
Ladies and gentlemen pick up your pencils and start designing your gonkulators. May the best quantum critical gravitational singularity simulating axion-Higgs gonkulator win. Hurry now!
Humanity needs you! And Mars Needs Women!
Update: The shit storm resulting from this has started, I see. The first crackpot to take the bait was Robert L. Oldershaw of Amherst College, of the infinite fractal universe infamy. He seems to think Hawking has all the answers. Zillions of MACHOs that we can’t see or detect, uh-huh.
Lubos Motl is in tatters of course. Sabine Hossenfelder isn’t taking it lying down. Ethan Siegal still thinks he has all the answers, and that will never change. He even looks like a Republican.
Meanwhile, the obvious seems to elude almost everyone except myself and John Baez.
Update 2: Peter Woit seems as calm as ever. Mathematicians are like that.
Update 3: http://arxiv.org/abs/1609.05917
The Radial Acceleration Relation in Rotationally Supported Galaxies, Stacy McGaugh, Federico Lelli and Jim Schombert, Accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters (19 September 2016)
We report a correlation between the radial acceleration traced by rotation curves and that predicted by the observed distribution of baryons. The same relation is followed by 2693 points in 153 galaxies with very different morphologies, masses, sizes, and gas fractions. The correlation persists even when dark matter dominates. Consequently, the dark matter contribution is fully specified by that of the baryons. The observed scatter is small and largely dominated by observational uncertainties. This radial acceleration relation is tantamount to a natural law for rotating galaxies.
See also: http://arxiv.org/abs/1609.06903
The universal rotation curve of dwarf disk galaxies, Ekaterina V. Karukes, Paolo Salucci, Submitted to MNRAS (22 September 2016)
Already MOND supporters are jumping all over this.
After consulting an expert, it’s clear I have a working hypothesis now. And it’s the last and only hypothesis standing. Maybe it’s time to reboot the Blob. How about ‘Dark Energy Matters’?
After all, the end is really just the beginning. I need to keep a record of the last two years.
I haven’t even invoked the magic © sign.