Would the Higgs boson discovery support a 4-D spacetime model?
?Would the Higgs boson discovery support a 4-D spacetime model?
Yes. The Higgs is postulated within the framework of the standard model of particle physics, which takes special relativity as one of its assumptions. Special relativity assumes a flat 4D spacetime called "Minkowski spacetime".
No, the Higgs is predicted by the SM. But in order to produce that predition - and, more importantly, explain a large number of other experimental observations, the SM has to "parachute in" a quartic 'Mexican hat' Higgs field potential into its Lagrangian. The SM has no deeper justification for this than that it explains the data.
More likely, most of us probably feel, that Higgs potential is the result of some even more fundamental physics at higher energy levels...
I don't know where on Earth you heard it, but any connection between the Higgs boson and time travel is total nonsense. It doesn't even deserve the term 'speculation'.
Probalbly yes. The success of the SM is outstanding, especially in the el.-mag. and in the strong sector. The weak points are neutrino and Higgs physics.So if no Higgs boson is found, what happens to the standard model? Will it essentially stay the same with the addition of the new physics at higher energy?