Charge-Parity violation, solved?

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Joined Jan 17, 2007

Both of these mesons decay in many ways, but some small percentage of them end up as mesons called kaons or pions. The researchers measured the difference in decay rates between the D0 and the anti-D0 mesons, a process that involved taking indirect measurements to ensure they weren't just measuring a difference in the initial production of the two mesons, or differences in how well their equipment could detect various subatomic particles.

The bottom line? The ratios of decay differed by a tenth of a percent.


Joined Feb 22, 2014
Actually... one thing I was curious about... how does Cern manage to quietly scoop all its (what must be) VAST amount of tax payers money and never get the plug pulled. I mean there has to be far more pressing challenges that man is facing! Clearly they have a truly fantastic PR office!