The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter

The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter

Book - 2008
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In the first fractions of a second after the Big Bang lingers a question at the heart of our very existence: why does the universe contain matter but almost no antimatter? The laws of physics tell us that equal amounts of matter and antimatter were produced in the early universe--but then something odd happened. Matter won out over antimatter; had it not, the universe today would be dark and barren.

But how and when did this occur? In The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter , Helen Quinn and Yossi Nir guide readers into the very heart of this mystery--and along the way offer an exhilarating grand tour of cutting-edge physics.

Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780691133096
Call Number: 530 Q445m
Characteristics: xii, 278 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Nir, Yossi


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Apr 30, 2011

Theroretical physicists will keep 'extending' the Standard Model until there's a particle for every person ever born on Earth! Which still won't answer the question.
What's needed is a paradigm shift, now!


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