Which way does antimatter swing?

In our universe, matter is king: it makes up everything. Its constituents are incredibly tiny particles – smaller than even the protons and neutrons they constitute – and they work together with nature’s forces to make up… everything. There was also another form of particle once, called antimatter. It is extinct today, but when theContinue reading “Which way does antimatter swing?”

A different kind of experiment at CERN

This article, as written by me, appeared in The Hindu on January 24, 2012. — At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, experiments are conducted by many scientists who don’t quite know what they will see, but know how to conduct the experiments that will yield answers to their questions. TheyContinue reading “A different kind of experiment at CERN”