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Slight preponderance of matter on antimatter

  1. May 12, 2009 #1
    wats the cause of the slight preponderance of matter on antimatter at the beginning of times,(big bang primordial soup) any relevant theory or explications? thanks
     
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  3. May 12, 2009 #2

    mathman

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    Re: antimatter

    Quantitatively it is an open question. Qualitatively there is experimental evidence that there is a slight difference (C-P violation) between matter and anti-matter reactions which give a hint as to what explains the matter preponderance.
     
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  4. May 13, 2009 #3

    malawi_glenn

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    Re: antimatter

    if one has answer to this question, then a Nobel Prize is awaiting for you ;-)
     
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  6. May 13, 2009 #5

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    Re: antimatter

    some might even go so far as to claim that the 2008 Nobel Prize WAS awarded for the "answer" to this question. :wink:
     
  7. May 13, 2009 #6

    malawi_glenn

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    Re: antimatter

    yeah but CP violation alone can not solve it.
     
  8. May 13, 2009 #7

    blechman

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    Re: antimatter

    nor can the one CKM phase. i was just being obnoxious.

    sorry.
     
  9. May 13, 2009 #8

    malawi_glenn

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    Re: antimatter

    It is not your fault that some people say that 2008 nobel prize solves baryogenesis :-)
     
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