Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Particle Discovered (Maybe even two)

You know your house pretty well. You"ve lived in it a long time — five, 10 years, maybe more — and it probably doesn"t offer you many surprises anymore. But suppose one day while dusting your bedroom, you unexpectedly found a little door that led to another world, one with fairies, dragons and calorie-free, Häagen-Dazs-quality ice cream. Sounds unlikely, right?

Particle physics has some commonalities with that scenario. The standard model of particle physics has been around for a long time — at least 40 years — and scientists always talk about how it explains all the phenomena we"ve discovered thus far and how it"s nearly complete. But the Standard Model still has some tricks up its sleeve.

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