This Particle Breaks Time Symmetry

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This Particle Breaks Time Symmetry

Post by PsychoSerenity » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:08 pm

Admittedly I've never really got into particle physics, but I was really surprised by this one as it seems such a massively important fact that has been known about for some decades, yet I'd never even heard of it. Increasing entropy is apparently NOT the only process that's asymmetric in time.



I can't quite begin to get my head around what the consequences of this are. I love these videos, they're an amazing introduction into how much more there always is to learn.
[Disclaimer - if this is comes across like I think I know what I'm talking about, I want to make it clear that I don't. I'm just trying to get my thoughts down]

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Post by NineBerry » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:21 pm

Physics totally goes over my head.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:53 pm

Between us my brother and I know pretty much everything there is to know about particle physics.
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Post by Rum » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:51 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:Between us my brother and I know pretty much everything there is to know about particle physics.
So, you brother knows all about particle physics. :hehe:

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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:20 pm

My brother has forgotten more than I ever knew in the first place. :(
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Post by pErvinalia » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:21 am

Naughty particle! :nono:
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Re: This Particle Breaks Time Symmetry

Post by NineBerry » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:22 am

Who breaks something, has to pay for it!!!

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