Of Particular Significance

Too much of a good thing? (which might be a good thing…)

POSTED BY Matt Strassler

POSTED BY Matt Strassler

ON 07/14/2011

The CDF experiment at the Tevatron claims to have observed a long-sought rare process — the decay of a particle called the B_s meson to a muon and anti-muon — and the observed rate is at least 1.5 times and perhaps as much as 6 times what was expected in the Standard Model.  Very interesting, but very early days yet.  I have a preliminary post here — to be updated when I fully understand the result.

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