The Angel Particle.
Does It Matter ?
From ‘The Independent’ ( thanks Roob ) :
‘Physicists believe they have discovered a particle that is both matter and anti-matter, an idea that was first theorised 80 years ago.
When the Big Bang created the universe out of nothing, scientists believe the explosion created equal amounts of matter and anti-matter.
And, if they were ever to meet, they would annihilate each other – returning to ‘nothing’ apart from a burst of energy.
However, in 1937 an Italian theoretical physicist, Ettore Majorana, predicted the existence of a strange class of particles called fermions that were their own anti-particles.
And now, in an article in the prestigious journal Science, researchers report they have found the first evidence of just such an object, which they dubbed the “Angel Particle” after Dan Brown’s thriller Angels and Demons which involves a bomb made from a combination of matter and anti-matter.
Professor Shoucheng Zhang, a Standford University physicist who proposed how an experiment to find the particle could be carried out, said: “Our team predicted exactly where to find the Majorana fermion and what to look for as its ‘smoking gun’ experimental signature.
“This discovery concludes one of the most intensive searches in fundamental physics, which spanned exactly 80 years.”
‘The Laws of Reflection’ and Angles. ‘The angle of incidence is equal to the angles of reflection.’ But please don’t ask me what it means !
Anti Matter Matters.
Heroes And Villains.
All Are Welcome.