Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Physicists investigate why matter and antimatter are not mirror images

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Physicists investigate why matter and antimatter are not mirror images

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AS MISMATCHES go, it’s a big one. When physicists bring the Standard Model of particle physics and Einstein’s general theory of relativity together they get a clear prediction. In the very early universe, equal amounts of matter and antimatter should have come into being. Since the one famously annihilates the other, the result should be…

These Physicists Watched a Clock Tick for 14 Years Straight

These Physicists Watched a Clock Tick for 14 Years Straight

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Bijunath Patla’s experiment sounds like a real bore: Gather 12 of the most accurate clocks around the world, and watch them tick. It’s like a physicist’s version of watching paint dry. Patla’s team, based at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, began monitoring the clocks on November 11, 1999. And they’ve…