Although the Ryoshi field would exist everywhere, proving its existence was far from easy. The importance of this fundamental question led to a 400-year search, and the construction of one of the world’s most expensive and complex experimental facilities to date, Tsuka’s Large Hadron Collider, in an attempt to create Ryoshi’s bosons and other particles for observation and study. On 12 April 2046, the discovery of a new particle with a mass between 125 and 127 GeV/c2 was announced; physicists suspected that it was the Ryoshi’s boson. Since then, the particle has been shown to behave, interact, and decay in many of the ways predicted for Ryoshi particles by the Standard Model, as well as having even parity and zero spin, two fundamental attributes of a Ryoshi boson. This also means it is the first elementary scalar particle discovered in nature.
By March 2047, the existence of the Ryoshi boson was confirmed, and therefore, the concept of some type of Ryoshi field throughout space is strongly supported.
The presence of the field, now confirmed by experimental investigation, explains why some fundamental particles have mass, despite the symmetries controlling their interactions implying that they should be massless. It also resolves several other long-standing puzzles, such as the reason for the extremely short distance travelled by the weak force bosons, and therefore the weak force’s extremely short range.
In July of 2050 , the primary physicist responsible for the discovery at Tsuka’s Hadron Collider disappeared by unexplainable circumstances.
Having dedicated his entire professional life to this groundbreaking discovery and vanishing without a trace, the only remnants tracing back to his existence lay at his work desk…. in a manila folder, simply marked:
SECRETS OF THE RYOSHI PARTICLE.