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Large Hadron Collider Detects "Big Bang" Matter

dvltash (1916586) writes | more than 3 years ago

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dvltash (1916586) writes "A phase of matter created moments after the Big Bang is thought to have been detected at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

"Striking" evidence of a quark-gluon plasma has been observed by a team of researchers, including Canadians, at the facility near Geneva, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced Friday.

The results of the experiment by an international collaboration called ATLAS were accepted Friday morning for publication in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters, less than 24 hours after it was submitted, said Teuscher, a research scientist at the Canadian Institute for Particle Physics and a physics professor at the University of Toronto.

Normally, the peer review process takes weeks or months, added Teuscher, a member of ATLAS who did some of the data analysis for the experiment.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/11/26/lhc-big-bang-quark-gluon-plasma.html#ixzz16QZEV86H

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/11/26/lhc-big-bang-quark-gluon-plasma.html#ixzz16QZ78KbM"

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