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Precision measurements using top quarks at CMS

Amongst all known elementary particles, the top quark is peculiar: weighing as much as a Tungsten atom, it completes the so-called 3rd generation of quarks and is the only quark whose properties can be directly ...

Nov 05, 2012
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Hunt for the platypus particle

All of the atoms in our bodies are made of electrons, protons and neutrons, and the protons and neutrons can be further broken down into quarks. Fundamentally, then, we are made of only two types of particles: ...

Oct 22, 2012
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CMS experiment observes new Xi_b beauty particle

The CMS experiment has submitted a paper for publication describing the first observation of a new, excited beauty baryon known as the Ξ*b0, with a statistical significance of more than 5 standard deviations (5σ) abo ...

Apr 27, 2012
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