Physicists At The Large Hadron Collider Detected Rare W Boson Trios
Fermilab researchers stated in April that the W boson was heavier than expected, indicating that something was wrong with the standard model.
A team of ATLAS scientists at the Large Hadron Collider is reporting unusual boson triplets, which are being used to test the standard model for flaws.
Usually, the letters "www" is followed by a "dot" — but not in this experiment.
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Researchers report in Physical Review Letters on August 5 that around 270 WWW events, or trios of particles known as W bosons, were seen in an experiment at the world's biggest particle collider.
Physicists may check for flaws in their theory of particle physics by monitoring how often W boson triplets arise in such tests.
Scientists blasted protons together at the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, near Geneva, to create the uncommon boson triplets.
W bosons are particles that carry the weak force, which causes some forms of radioactive decay.
The particles are enigmatic.
In April, researchers who worked on the now-finished CDF experiment at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, said that the W boson was heavier than expected, which shows that the standard model is wrong.
The researchers discovered that the chance of a WWW appearance was greater than anticipated by the traditional model in the new analysis, but not enough to call the theory wrong.
We need more data to understand how this develops,
ATLAS spokesman and scientist Andreas Hoecker of CERN, the particle physics facility that houses the LHC said.
These proton collisions, which had energies of 13 trillion electron volts, took place before the LHC was shut down for improvements in 2018.
The WWW discovery is appropriate since computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web while working at CERN in 1989.
The LHC reopened in July with greater energy of 13.6 trillion electron volts.
New data might help determine if these three a type misbehave.