Under the simplest assumptions, the measured mass of the Higgs could mean the universe is unstable and destined to fall apart.” But don’t worry—it won’t happen for billions of eons.
Maybe it happens tomorrow. Maybe in a billion years. Physicists have long predicted that the universe may one day collapse, and that everything in it will be compressed to a small hard ball. New calculations from physicists at the University of Southern Denmark now confirm this prediction – and they also conclude that the risk of a collapse is even greater than previously thought.