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Naturalness and the forward-looking justification of scientific principles

Fischer, Enno (2022) Naturalness and the forward-looking justification of scientific principles. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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It has been suggested that particle physics has reached the "dawn of the post-naturalness era." I provide an explanation of the current shift in particle physicists' attitude towards naturalness. I argue that the naturalness principle was perceived to be supported by the theories it has inspired. The potential coherence between major beyond the Standard Model (BSM) proposals and the naturalness principle led to an increasing degree of credibility of the principle among particle physicists. The absence of new physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has undermined the potential coherence and has led to the principle's loss of significance.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Fischer, Ennoenno.fischer@ruhr-uni-bochum.de0000-0003-3758-4655
Keywords: naturalness, BSM physics, guiding principle, research heuristics, coherence
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
General Issues > Theory Change
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Enno Fischer
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2022 03:52
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 03:52
Item ID: 20860
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
General Issues > Theory Change
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20860

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