Bottom quarks misbehave in LHC experiment

Data suggest need to revise calculations or reexamine understanding of protons

illustration of LHCb proton collision

QUARK QUIRK  New data from the Large Hadron Collider’s higher-energy proton collisions show that particles made of b quarks flew off at angles more often than expected. Scientists from the LHCb experiment, which observes the aftermath of proton collisions in its detector (visualization shown), reported the result August 4.


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