Jun 11

FermiLab discovers clues to why the Big Bang produced more matter than antimatter

Source: Daily Galaxy

An Unitary Triangle fit measurements of CP violation and rare decays. Image source: UTfit


Scientists of the MINOS experiment at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National AcceleratorLaboratory have announced the results from a search for a rare phenomenon, the transformation of muon neutrinos into electron neutrinos. The result is consistent with and significantly constrains a measurement reported 10 days ago by the Japanese T2K experiment, which could have implications for our understanding of the role that neutrinos may have played in the evolution of the universe. If muon neutrinos transform into electron neutrinos, neutrinos could be the reason that the big bang produced more matter than antimatter, leading to the universe as it exists today. (read more)

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