5 New Subatomic Particles Identified in LHC

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 20:58

The Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment (LHCb) collaboration has announced the discovery of a new system of five particles all in a single analysis.

According to Science Alert, each of the five particles was found to be excited states of Omega-c-zero, a particle with three quarks. These particle states are named, according to the standard convention, Ωc(3000)0, Ωc(3050)0, Ωc(3066)0, Ωc(3090)0 and Ωc(3119)0.

Now, the researchers need to determine the quantum numbers of these new particles, and their theoretical significance.

This will all add to our understanding of the correlation between quarks, and multi-quark states, which will further the way we comprehend our Universe and quantum theory in general. Ultimately, CERN called this "a hotbed of new and outstanding physics results".

The LHC is the largest international scientific collaboration in history (scientists from more than 85 countries are involved in the LHC and its experiments at the European laboratory CERN).

As such, perhaps it is no surprise that it is leading to a new era in physics and opening new doors in our understanding of the Universe, in fact, it could even prove the existence of higher dimensions.


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