Discovery of the pentaquark

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“Data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) outside Geneva appears to have proved the existence of particles made of five quarks, solving a 50-year-old puzzle about the building blocks of matter, scientists said on Tuesday.” (Source: CBC News)

“The discovery confirms a long-standing prediction due to the theory of the fundamental strong force of subatomic interactions.   I’m excited by this development because it represents a totally new way in which fundamental constituents of matter (quarks and gluons, in this case) organize themselves.  We need to study this effect and learn more about it.”
- Andreas Warburton

Expert: Andreas Warburton, associate professor, Department of physics, McGill University
Expertise: Experimental High-Energy Subatomic Particle Physics. He’s investing efforts in the ATLAS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.
Contact: awarburt [at] physics.mcgill.ca. Prof. Warburton answers questions in English. Only reachable by email.

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