Scientists find crack in laws of physics
Wednesday, January 2, 2002
CHICAGO -- Scientists at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have stumbled across a discrepancy in theories of subatomic particles.
Researchers measured fewer neutrinos -- tiny particles that pass through most ordinary objects -- resulting from atomic collisions than physicists have long predicted.
The surprising data could be a fluke or a change in the laws of physics that alter scientists' opinion about whether the universe will expand or collapse on itself.