Tag Archive: Standard Model

Dec 24 2011

LHC discovers a new boson

Armin Shimerman as the Ferengi Quark from Star Trek: Deep Space 9

Sadly, it’s not the Holy Grail that is the Higgs boson, but it’s a new particle that was predicted by the Standard Model but never actually observed. It is called Chi_b (3P) and will help scientists understand better the forces that hold matter together. The as-yet unpublished discovery is reported on the Arxiv pre-print server. …

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