Uni Regensburg Researchers Turn to JUWELS to Predict the Masses of Subatomic Particles
Dr. Sara Collins
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JUWELS at JSC
For decades, researchers have turned to the twin power of state-of-the-art particle accelerator facilities and world-class supercomputing facilities to better understand the mysterious world of subatomic particles. These particles are very short lived and are hard to detect with even the most advanced technologies. In recent years, researchers have used the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, among other facilities, to discover new charmed baryons. These baryons are similar to protons, replacing some of the proton’s constituent so-called light quarks with (heavier) charm quarks. Determining the masses of these particles is the first step towards a better understanding of their behavior and to further the understanding of the complex world of subatomic particles. Using JUWELS, the team was able to predict the masses of these charmed baryons. The spectrum of masses indicates why some particles have not yet been detected in experiments.
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