News from the Frontiers of Cosmology: A companion to the book The Edge of Physics
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Higgs in Space

Gamma-rays from the galactic centre could contain signs of the Higgs (Image: NASA)

Gamma-rays from the galactic centre could contain signs of the Higgs (Image: NASA)

What a headline-grabbing title for a paper (http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.0004).

A tantalising idea that NASA’s FERMI telescope could end up seeing signatures of the Higgs, thanks to dark matter annihilations in space. There are, as usual, lots of caveats. Not least being the exotic model of dark  matter that’s used in this paper. Still, very intriguing  — and could potentially upstage the Large Hadron Collider in its search for the Higgs.

See my New Scientist article for more on this.

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