Five New Sub-Atomic Particles Found by the LHC

Original article via The Independent

Large Hadron Collider finds five new subatomic particles, shedding light on what makes the universe work

The particles were ‘hiding in plain sight’, the team said

 

Scientists have stumbled on five new subatomic particles, helping to illuminate some of the most fundamental parts of the universe. The particles had been “hiding in plain sight”, according to one of the researchers that found them.

Researchers working on the Large Hadron Collider, Europe’s giant atom-smasher, ran into the special particles while working on the LHCb experiment, also known as “the beauty experiment”, which is exploring what happened just after the Big Bang that gave birth to the universe.

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Time Crystals: A New state of Matter

Sorry it’s been quiet here for a while. Exam season slows us down a little.

Original article via Science Alert

It’s official: time crystals are a new state of matter, and now we can create them – ScienceAlert:

Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals – a bizarre state of matter with an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, allowing them to maintain constant oscillation without energy.

Two separate research teams managed to create what looked an awful lot like time crystals back in January, and now both experiments have successfully passed peer-review for the first time, putting the ‘impossible’ phenomenon squarely in the realm of reality. More… 

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