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New Antimatter Particle Observed

Using data from the Large Hadron Collider experiment, a team of scientists has observed new behaviour of an exotic “B meson” particle that should shed light on a new physics.

Is the Large Hadron Collider getting closer to a new physics with the its recent observations of a new antimatter particle? “When the universe was formed from the Big Bang 14 billion years ago, matter and antimatter were created in equal quantities. Today, however, we find ourselves in a universe composed almost entirely of matter. The apparent disappearance of antimatter could be explained if scientists discover differences in the way matter and antimatter decay. ‘[The result] tells us about the structure of these decays and allows us to compare with theoretical models,’ said lead author Sheldon Stone from Syracuse University in New York.”


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