CERN experiment sees glimpses of new science
19 Apr 2017
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​​​The LHCb cavern

(Credit: Maximilien Brice/CERN)

The LHCb experiment at CERN has announced a result that could be an early indication of new physics beyond our current understandings of the Universe.

The Standard Model of particle physics is the theory that predicts how particles and forces behave, however it is incomplete, not including gravity, nor explaining dark matter that makes up most of the Universe. More data is needed before LHCb scientists can definitively confirm they’ve found a crack in the Standard Model of particle physics, but this result strengthens similar indications from earlier studies.

Dr. Simone Bifani from the University of Birmingham presented the new results in a seminar at CERN. "The measurements represent a milestone for the LHCb collaboration. When we update the analysis to include data recorded during Run 2 we have the potential to make the first observation of physics beyond the Standard Model at the LHC."

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Contact: Hill, Zoe (STFC,DL,BID)

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