Yvonne Carts-Powell

Thought of the day: Charm jargon in particle physics

In Science, writing on June 7, 2013 at 7:54 am

“Charmless” means something very different to a physical science writer than to a travel writer. Then again, I’m wading through sentences like this: “The study of CP violation in charmless charged two-body B decays provides stringent tests of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa picture of CP violation in the Standard Model.” (from the CERN Courier)

Then again, even when quarks have charm, they aren’t charming. At least not to me.


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