Beauty at LHC

I am reliably informed by New Scientist (my source of knowledge for all things scientific) that beauty has been found at the Large Hadron Collider.  There is, believe it or not, such a thing as a beauty quark, and this has been found by the detectors of the LHC.  Not only that, but an anti-beauty quark, the antiparticle, has also been found.  These so-called beauty quarks are formed in high energy explosions, such as those created at the LHC, or the big bang.  Anyway, less of the science because that is about as much as I understand of it, I was more interested in the fact that the particle was named a beauty quark.  It is strangely comforting that a particle named the beauty quark would have been created in the first few moments of the existence of the universe.  I know, I’m running away with a name; I can’t help it.

Read the article on the New Scientist website.

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