Physicist, mathematician and string theory expert Edward Witten said in an interview that “if we are lucky, perhaps supersymmetry will show up at the new run of the Large Hadron Collider.” The new run of the LHC that Witten refers to has just begun. Supersymmetry is key to String Theory, which seeks in part to reconcile the two great — and conflicting — theories of the 20th century physics: Einstein’s General Relativity theory and quantum mechanics.
Most of what’s proposed in string theory is enormously difficult to find evidence for, the LHC’s potential reveal of supersymmetry is a giant hope. Supersymmetry would link “the two different classes of particles known as fermions and bosons,” according to CERN. Supersymmetry predicts a partner particle for each particle known in the Standard Model.