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The charm of asymmetries or the asymmetries in charm (entangled edition)

Project description

Looking for a lucky charm – and revelations of the Big Bang

Matter and antimatter particles have the same mass, but other properties, such as their electric charge, are opposite. They are always produced as a pair and annihilate one another if they come in contact, so the observed predominance of matter over antimatter (matter–antimatter asymmetry known as the CP violation) suggests a missing link. Theories that predict the amount of CP violation in the Universe and observed CP violation in experiments cannot account for the difference. In 2019, CP violation in particles containing charm quarks was observed for the first time. The EU-funded CharmAsymmetries project is building on this historical revelation with new analyses of the data, searching for CP violation processes in other charm meson decays that have not yet been observed.


Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom

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North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00