The BaBar detector was built at SLAC
to study the millions of
B mesons produced by the PEP-II
storage ring. The BaBar Collaboration consists of approximately 600
physicists and engineers from 72 institutions in 12 countries.
|BABAR Data in Tension with the Standard Model; paper: arXiv:1205.5442|
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The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to
Kobayashi, Maskawa, and Nambu for their work on symmetry breaking
and CP violation. Understanding the origins of
CP violation is one of the primary
goals of the experimental programs of both the BaBar and Belle
experiments, which were mentioned by name in the
Nobel press release.
The BaBar Collaboration has prepared a
explaining the meaning and
importance of this work.
See also related articles at: SLAC Today Nature Science Symmetry Magazine Videos of the Nobel lectures are also available. See Kobayashi, Maskawa, and Nambu.
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