Saturday, August 22, 2020

read about charged kaon decay

I heard about this late July but didn't get around reading the article at Science Times until now.  It talks about a CERN project that produced evidence of a changed kaon particle decaying into a charged pion and two neutrinos, something predicted but never before seen. 

Data was gathered from 2015 to 2018, some 6 x 1012 events, with the experiment yielding 17 charged kaon events, 3 times the predicted result.

This could lead to a modification of or a new physics beyond the Standard Model. A new model explaining all four fundamental forces including the gravitational force, plus dark matter and the matter-antimatter imbalance, will answer a lot of outstanding questions.

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