Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Galaxy twisting time.

Our galaxy's rotation is twisting space and time. When a particle decays, some of the products may be skewed by that rotation.  Some matter and anti-matter particles are observed following different decay tracks when theory predicted the tracks would be the same. ("Charge Parity Violation")  A test can be done to see if decay is symmetrical after all, once you correct for the galaxy spin.

This is a big story, being reported in Science Daily News.  I grasp a bit of it but someone educated will have to explain it.   The data is expensive to come by but the breakthrough in understanding calls for thinkology and a love of math, not a pile of bucks.
"Illustration of frame dragging effect
of a galaxy on a grid, with particle decay trails
superimposed on top." 

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