Measuring the mass of W bosons took 10 years – and the result was not what physicists expected.
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A decadelong experiment produced the most accurate measurement yet of the mass of W bosons. These particles are responsible for the weak force, and the result is more evidence for undiscovered physics.
Brookhaven National Laboratory in the US.
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The force of nature that holds the atomic nucleus together is poorly understood, but that may be about to change.
Cern’s LHCb experiment has spotted more evidence of an anomaly in the standard model of physics.
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A transcript of episode 9 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including an update on the situation for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar living in camps in Bangladesh.
Scientists think they may have found a new clue about the subatomic world around us.
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Plus why the situation for Rohingya Muslims living in Bangladesh has gone from bad to worse. Listen to episode 9 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
A long-sought crack in the Standard Model of particle physics may have been spotted.
The theory of tiny particles isn’t complete. But new discoveries are helping scientists expand it.
Illustration of the possible layout of the quarks in a pentaquark particle.
The LHCb experiment at CERN has discovered three new ‘pentaquark’ particles being created in high energy particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider.
The Milky Way as seen from Yellowstone National Park.
A new experiment at CERN has discovered a source of asymmetry between matter and antimatter that could help explain why we are here at all.
How does our world work on a subatomic level?
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A particle physicist explains just what this keystone theory includes. After 50 years, it’s the best we’ve got to answer what everything in the universe is made of and how it all holds together.