TSU scientist: CERN found traces of a long-sought quasiparticle
In December 2017, scientists at the TOTEM experiment at the Large Hadron Collider demonstrated measurements that indicate the existence of an odderon. This is a quasiparticle that physicists have been searching for since the 1970s. The only participant in this experiment from Russia is Tomsk State University.
CERN scientists are studying the processes that arise when protons collide, dispersed with the help of the Large Hadron Collider to colossal energies. In central collisions, a special state of matter - the quark-gluon plasma - can form, and in peripheral collisions bound states can form - objects called quasiparticles, which are not particles but behave similarly.