CERN announces first important evidence of a process that may explain dark matter

Dark matter and other mysteries of the universe could be explained thanks to a discovery announced Tuesday by the scientists from CERN. They reported a first significant evidence for a process previously known only in theory.

The CERN NA62 collaboration, involving UK scientists, presented at the ICHEP 2020 conference in Prague (International Conference on High Energy Physics) the first important evidence for the extremely-rare decay of the charged kaon into a charged pion and two neutrinos, (i.e. K+ → π+νν), reports Phys.org.

This decay process plays an important role in advanced physics research due to its ultra-sensibility to deviations from theoretical predictions.

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