Science & Technology
Possible new particle discovered
By T.K. Randall
April 8, 2011 · 9 comments
Image Credit: Julian Herzog
Fermilab's Tevatron atom smasher in Illinois may have discovered a new particle or force of nature.
Scientists remain skeptical but are very much intrigued by the find which still needs to be confirmed, if it turns out to be true then it could completely transform high-energy physics. "The whole physics world is buzzing with this result," says physicist David Kawall.
The discovery, first reported in the New York Times, was announced online Tuesday when the researchers posted a preview version of their research paper on the preprint site ArXiv. org.
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