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The nuclear part of the forces as we’ve discovered has one peculiar characteristic: that is that you can change a neutron for a proton and it doesn’t make any difference to the force. We say that the nuclear forces have a symmetry. Richard Feynman, Horizon: Strangeness Minus Three, BBC 1964
Is there an extension, an additional symmetry between the particles? ibid.
Super-symmetry is by far the boldest attempt to produce a single theory of all forces and matter in the world. Horizon: What Einstein Never Knew, BBC 1985
This paradox about symmetry lies at the heart of modern Physics. And it’s crucial to understanding the significance of the Higgs itself. Jim Al-Khalili, The Hunt for the Higgs: A Horizon Special BBC 2012
And symmetry breaking is at the heart of scientist’s understanding of how the Higgs came to give mass to everything in the first place. ibid.
The data plots had evolved significantly. ibid.
James [Professor Gates] became one of the pioneers of a powerful new mathematical theory called Super Symmetry. ibid.
According to Super Symmetry, matter and forces aren’t so distinct after all. ibid.
If the laws of science are framed at their most perfect, most symmetrical form, then life cannot exist at all. Michio Kaku
Results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have all but killed the simplest version of an enticing theory of sub-atomic physics.
Researchers failed to find evidence of so-called ‘supersymmetric’ particles, which many physicists had hoped would plug holes in the current theory. BBC online article 27th August 2011, ‘LHC results put supersymmetry theory on the spot’
An idea known as super-symmetry: every particle has a mirror-image partner. Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole s3e5: Can There Be Such a Thing as Nothing? Discovery 2012