York U expert available to discuss CERN’s sighting of ‘doubly charmed’ particle

TORONTO, Friday July 7, 2017 – The long theorized hadron particle Xicc++ was sighted during a Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists reported at a conference in Venice, Italy, yesterday. The finding of the new particle, containing two charm quarks and one up quark, is of great interest to physicists around the world, as it is expected to help in further investigating quantum chromodynamics (QCD).

Theoretical physicist and York University Professor Randy Lewis, who was on the Canadian team that conducted the first lattice QCD calculation of this particle’s properties using a rigorous computer method, is available to speak to the importance of the latest discovery.  Lewis is also available to discuss the big, unsolved puzzle about the existence of exotic hadrons.

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