The Large Hadron Collider unearthed a novel particle possibly heralding a new physics for a new era.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was employed by physicists to discover a new particle. This discovery may just as well be the start of a new age in physics. If evidence is anything to go by, this discovery could prove that there are some very fundamental flaws in the current model of the universe.
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A large portion of particle physics will thus have to be revised. The information came from the LHC which was located in the CERN facility in Switzerland.
The model which is present right now helps us understand the the microlevel world. Many mysteries and flaws exist at present and the model is unable to explain them away.
Gravity is one of the chief forces that refuses to budge. It is literally the elephant in the room that no one dares to question openly. Physicists have already begun questioning this model in order to get behind some of the enigmas of the universe.
The stuff at the small scale end behaves rather quirkily and strangely sometimes. This has baffled scientists since the dawn of the atomic age.
If the new particle that has different properties and behaves differently were studied in depth, it could lead to a brand new age in physics. The standard model predicts that a particle would decay along a certain timeline and at a particular angle.
According to ScienceAlert, the LHC has lent evidence regarding different behavior of mesons than previously expected. This has literally changed the game for better or for worse.
Much of the information was collected between 2011 and 2012. The unexpected virtually happened at the core of the LHC and it surprised or rather shocked the physicists that were present.
Even the frequencies generated by the particles were different. Each and every aspect of the decay of the mesons was examined thoroughly and it has become a byword among the scientists that a new age has dawned in particle physics.
It is almost like a family portrait was all we had seen up until now. Now though we were getting a close-up view of the big picture since each family member is being seen with a magnifying glass.
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The B meson which was explored at the heart of the LHC has a quark and an anti-quark at its core. They form an odd couple at best. A very ephemeral particle, its study has opened a new chapter that is likely to lead us into a brave new world.