Rajesh: the next, tenth season of TBBT may be the last one
Stops: CMS sees an excess over 2 sigma in their search for top squarks, see page 3, Figure 2, lower left. \(600\GeV\) stops may be "indicated" by that picture.
Adam Falkowski often acts as a reasonable (and educated) man. But I think that his title
What's going on? Both ATLAS and CMS have shown some weak hints of a possible "flavor violation", namely the possible decay of the \(125\GeV\) Higgs boson to a strange lepton pair\[
h \to \mu^\pm \tau^\mp
\] Note that the muon and the tau are "similar" but so far, we've always created a muon-antimuon or tau-antitau pair. The individual lepton numbers \(L_e, L_\mu,L_\tau\) for the generations have been preserved. And the Standard Model makes such a situation natural (although one may predict some really tiny flavor-violating processes even in the Standard Model).
Because the muon of one sign is combined with the tau with another sign – with a particle from a different generation of leptons – the process above, if possible, would be one of the so-called (and so far unseen) flavor-violating processes.