Wendy Taylor, Canada Research Chair in Experimental Particle Physics and physics professor in York’s Faculty of Science & Engineering, spoke with Bob McDonald about the DZero Experiment on CBC Radios’ “Quirks & Quarks” May 29.
The interview is available on CBC's Web site.
Taylor and other York University researchers played a key role in a new finding that may help explain the imbalance of matter and antimatter in our universe. The DZero collaboration of scientists at the United States Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) submitted a finding to the journal Physical Review D, reporting significant differences between matter and antimatter, which run up against current theories of particle physics.
Their research indicates a one per cent difference between the production of pairs of muons and pairs of antimuons in the decay of B mesons produced in high-energy collisions at Fermilab’s Tevatron particle collider. An independent DZero measurement carried out by York researchers and submitted to Physical Review D last month further verifies these results.
By Elizabeth Monier-Williams, research communications officer, with files courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin.