CERN’s charming new particle discovery could open a ‘new frontier’ in physics

Scientists at CERN have announced the discovery of a new kind of particle, named Xi-cc++ (apparently pronounced ‘Ksī-CC plus-plus’). The particle was discovered at the Large Hadron Collider’s beauty experiment, or LHCb.

Particles like Xi-cc++ are predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics – the set of laws that describes the most fundamental building blocks of nature – but this is the first time scientists have been able to confirm they really exist.

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This rhyming children’s book could teach you all about particle physics and the universe

Whether you want to start your children’s interest in physics early or learn more about it for yourself, a new rhyming book might be your answer.

The ABCs of Particle Physics, written by Lauren Biron and Chris Smith, takes you and your child on a journey through some of the most important concepts in physics – from A for acceleration all the way to Z for the particle zoo.

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How could the Large Hadron Collider unlock other dimensions?

From its beginning, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has captured the imagination of the world.

As the largest and most powerful machine on the planet, the 27km underground ring in Geneva is capable of answering questions we have never been able to ask before. By smashing subatomic particles together at speeds approaching the speed of light, it can confirm the existence of widely-predicted particles, discover new ones, and could potentially even create microscopic black holes that lead to other dimensions.

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