- TL;DR Summary
- Scientists just outside Chicago have found that the mass of a sub-atomic particle is not what it should be.
The team has found that the particle, known as a W boson, is more massive than the theories predicted.
The result has been described as "shocking" by Prof David Tobak, who is the project co-spokesperson.
The discovery could lead to the development of a new, more complete theory of how the Universe works.
"The world is going to look different," he told BBC News. "There has to be a paradigm shift. The hope is that maybe this result is going to be the one that breaks the dam.
"The famous astronomer Carl Sagan said 'extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence'. We believe we have that."
Full story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60993523
The world of physics is so exciting at the moment!
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