"Simulation image of Higgs boson generation" by Lucas Taylor/CERN / CC BY-SA 3.0

A Strange New Higgs Particle May Have Stolen the Antimatter from Our Universe

Sep 24, 2019

By Paul Sutter

Why our universe is swirling with more matter than its bizarre counterpart antimatter — and why we exist at all — is one of the most perplexing puzzles of modern physics.

Somehow, when the universe was incredibly young, almost all the antimatter disappeared, leaving just the normal stuff. Theorists have long stalked the ever-elusive explanation — and more important, a way to test that explanation with experiments.

Now, a trio of theorists has proposed that a trio of particles called Higgs bosons could be responsible for the mysterious vanishing act of antimatter in the universe. And they think they know how to find the suspected culprits.

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