Tim Gershon, a physics professor at the University of Warwick, and his team discovered a new particle called Ds3 which could help explain what holds matter together. To find this particle, they used the Dalitz plot analysis which essentially tracks the particle’s motion inside the world’s largest atom smasher as it decays into it’s most basic elements. Quarks are the most basic building blocks of matter that make up protons and neutrons. The Ds3 is made up of one antiquark and one quark. It is predictable, which doesn’t fit into the laws of physics, and could possibly be used to learn more about the difference between matter and antimatter in the universe. Physicists hope to use Ds3 to figure out the question of why matter dominated over antimatter.
To read more, see the full article by Kelly Dickerson on Mashable.