top quark

Scientists on the CDF and DZero experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have announced that they have found the final predicted way of creating a top quark, completing a picture of this particle nearly 20 years in the making.

Batavia IL — Physicists at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory today (March 2) announced the discovery of the subatomic particle called the top quark, the last undiscovered quark of the six predicted by current scientific theory. Scientists worldwide had sought the top quark since the discovery of the bottom quark at Fermilab in 1977. The discovery provides strong support for the quark theory of the structure of matter. Two research papers, submitted in Friday, February 24, to…