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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:49 AM

CERN's Large Hadron Collider Experiment Unravels Why There Is More Matter Than Antimatter In The Uni

22 March 2019, 10:01 am EDT By Allan Adamson Tech Times

An experiment conducted by physicists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider is shedding light on how matter and antimatter behave differently.

The behavior, which was observed in decays of D mesons particles in the LHCb experiment, also revealed a small mechanism that can explain why matter is more abundant than antimatter in the universe.
Matter And Antimatter

Antimatter and normal matter are essentially identical, but the two have opposite charges. Understanding the imbalance between matter and antimatter is crucial because it can explain one of the mysteries about the universe.

Matter and antimatter will immediately annihilate into energy when they meet because of their opposite charges,

The theory posits that the Big Bang created matter and antimatter in equal amounts. If matter and antimatter existed in equal parts in the early universe, they would have annihilated each other and, thus, nothing should have existed.
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Spoiler alert: The research isn't conclusive, but it's progress.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:55 AM

1. I cheated by skipping directly to the Spoiler alert.

Not sure it is real progress yet, imo, thanks for positing the article. recommended

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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:56 AM

2. I am reading an interesting book called

Lost in Math. Its premise is that the search for "beauty" in the mathematics of physical phenomena sometimes stifles scientific progression.

She also contends that LHC so far has been a disappointment as the energies needed to see proposed particles exceed the energy of the collider.

This would be an interesting development. Anything associated with symmetry breaking is highly sought after.

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