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Press release | Highlight | Focus | Matter ＆ the Universe | Content of the Universe | Ordinary matter | Particle physics
Nature - Publication
We live in a world of matter – because matter overtook antimatter, though they were both created in equal amounts by the Big Bang when our universe began. As featured on the cover of Nature on 16 April 2020, neutrinos and the associated antimatter particles, antineutrinos, are reported to have a high likelihood of differing behaviour that offers a promising path to explaining the asymmetry between matter and antimatter. These observations may explain this mysterious antimatter disappearance. They come from the T2K experiment conducted in Japan and in which three French laboratories are involved, affiliated with the CNRS, École Polytechnique - Institut Polytechnique de Paris, the Sorbonne Université and the CEA.
Constraint on the Matter-Antimatter Symmetry-Violating Phase in Neutrino Oscillations, T2K Collaboration, Nature, 16 April 2020. DOI: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01022-3
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.