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Fermilab Physicists Find New Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry

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March 3, 1999
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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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Scientists working at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have announced a significant advance in the understanding of the difference in the way matter and antimatter behave. Moreover, the physicists, from Fermilab's KTeV experiment, said they were ``shocked'' at the size of the long-sought result they reported to a standing-room-only audience at a seminar at Fermilab on February 24.

Batavia, Ill. -- Scientists working at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have announced a significant advance in the understanding of the difference in the way matter and antimatter behave. Moreover, the physicists, from Fermilab's KTeV experiment, said they were ``shocked'' at the size of the long-sought result they reported to a standing-room-only audience at a seminar at Fermilab on February 24. Indeed, there was an audible gasp from the audience of physicists when University of Chicago graduate student Peter Shawhan gave the group's observed value for a phenomenon called ``direct CP violation.''


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