10 Mar '16, 7am

Could this be the end of physics as we know it?

Could this be the end of physics as we know it?

Everything we think we know about physics could be rooted in a fundamental flaw, according to an incredible experiment recently conducted at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. If verified, the discovery could herald an entirely new era in physics, reports Science Alert . The hubbub surrounds an obscure particle called a B meson, which is made up of a light quark and a heavy beauty antiquark. (Quarks and antiquarks have the most flamboyant names in the world of particles.) Basically, this quark-antiquark mix means the B meson has a short lifespan, and the angles and frequencies under which it decays have very precise definitions according to the standard model of physics. The only problem? The B meson won't cooperate. A discrepancy was first detected last year, when scientists noticed that the B meson wasn't decaying at the predicted rate. This was a fishy ...

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