Tag Archives: Proton

Is there a particle that interacts with muons but not electrons?

This is a big if but if there is an unknown force that interacts with muons but not electrons then the following anomalies could be explained in one sweep: broken lepton universality proton size being slightly larger when it is orbited … Continue reading

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CERN LHC (Large Hadron Collider) is waking up

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is waking up after a 2 year shutdown for major upgrades. My piece “The Pause that Refreshes: CERN LHC 2-year shut-down” from 2 years ago explains that these upgrades were necessary to double the … Continue reading

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Proton decay has never been observed

Protons are the most stable composite particles in nature. Protons never decay. There are experiments designed to catch decaying protons but proton decay has never been observed. Latest experimental lower limit on proton lifetime is 1.6^34 years (16 followed by … Continue reading

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Quark model evolved

There is a must-read article by Matt Strassler: “Proton Collisions Vs. Quark/Gluon/Antiquark Mini-Collisions” In my opinion you should read the comments section first and then read the article. This is a disturbing article. The commentators call it a “shocker.” I was … Continue reading

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