Small Particle May Answer Large Physics Questions

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In one of those interesting intersections of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of California at Berkeley (UCB), the University of Florida (UF), and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have joined together to try to pin down an elusive particle. This particle, called the axion, if it is found to exist and is not just a hypothesis, would be a long-sought relic from the first fractional second of the birth of the universe and one of the most weakly interacting particles known. Experimental verification of the existence of the axion would not ... continued below

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Hazi, A September 20, 2005.

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In one of those interesting intersections of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of California at Berkeley (UCB), the University of Florida (UF), and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have joined together to try to pin down an elusive particle. This particle, called the axion, if it is found to exist and is not just a hypothesis, would be a long-sought relic from the first fractional second of the birth of the universe and one of the most weakly interacting particles known. Experimental verification of the existence of the axion would not only help ''balance the budget'' for the missing mass of the universe but also clear up one of the thorniest issues in particle physics.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-TR-215650
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/883622 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 883622
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc892024

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Hazi, A. Small Particle May Answer Large Physics Questions, report, September 20, 2005; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc892024/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.