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'The universe we are living in, should not exist'; here is why

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 October 2017, 12:36 IST
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From the moment humans were able to question things, the debate about the existence of earth has taken place. Now in a new research, it is being said that technically the universe should not at all exist. The scientist of CERN had performed an exceptionally unique experiment on antiprotons. In the experiment, they found an impossible symmetry in nature. The finding of their experiment from Baryon Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment is published in a Journal named Nature.

The CERN scientist has raised some serious concern related to the existence of earth and universe because according to the new findings, if there is the equal measure of both particles and antiparticles, then technically they would annihilate one another and the universe would not exist. At least not in the form it is existing right now. If the current universe we are living is existing, then technically there should be an imbalance of both particles and antiparticles in the universe. The imbalance could be just for the smallest fraction, then if the universe exists, then there is an imbalance.

Christian Smorra, the first author from Japan’s RIKEN institute, said in his statement that, "All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why the universe should not actually exist."

Stefan Ulmer, the spokesperson of the BASE group, said in his statement that, "At its core, the question is whether the antiproton has the same magnetism as a proton."

"The measurement of antiprotons was extremely difficult and we had been working on it for 10 years. The final breakthrough came with the revolutionary idea of performing the measurement with two particles."

Now that the team of researchers had found no asymmetry between particles and antiparticle, they will work to develop higher precision measurements of antiprotons and protons. So that they can improve their latest findings, "An asymmetry must exist here somewhere but we simply do not understand where the difference is. What is the source of the symmetry break?" Smorra further said.

First published: 26 October 2017, 12:11 IST