February 2, 2018
Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider have discovered what could be evidence of a quasiparticle they’ve been chasing for nearly 50 years.
Physicists have been looking for a type of subatomic quasiparticle called an ‘odderon’ since the 1970s, when it was first theorized.
While scientists have previously observed collisions that involve an even number of subatomic particles known as gluons exchanged between protons, the latest findings show potential evidence of an odd number.
According to the researchers, the discovery could help to clear up some of the ‘opaque regions’ in the Standard Model.
‘We’ve been looking for this since the 1970s,’ said Christophe Royon, Foundation Distinguished Professor in the KU Department of Physics & Astronomy.
This article was posted: Friday, February 2, 2018 at 8:36 am