Antimatter is the exact opposite of matter, the same particles with their charge switched around. That’s the popular view, but it’s not quite accurate. Not all particle/antiparticle pairs are exact opposites.
There’s been a bit of buzz lately about the latest results from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, announced at the Hadron Collider Physics Symposium in Kyoto, Japan. Much of the focus has been on the Higgs boson, or the recently discovered particle that looks an awful lot like the Higgs boson — and a […]
Hopes of using the Higgs boson and the elegant theory of supersymmetry as shortcuts to discovering the mysteries of the universe are evaporating fast. That’s the verdict of a major update from the Large Hadron Collider in CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland – the first since a boson resembling the Higgs was spotted there earlier this […]