U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Glossary

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Explore the unknown

There are clear indicators of new phenomena awaiting discovery beyond those motivating the other four drivers. Particle physics searches take two basic forms: directly producing and indirectly detecting evidence for new particles.

Extra Dimensions and/or Supersymmetry (SUSY)

Supersymmetry is an extension of the Standard Model that aims to fill some of the gaps. It predicts a partner particle for each particle in the Standard Model.