Break Out The Anti-Champagne!

Celebrations are afoot at the Fermilab, after the conclusion of a twenty year search for a single number – the frequency of oscillation between matter and anti-matter. The details won’t mean much to anyone without a physics degree of one stripe or another, but in broad terms the discovery not only vindicates the ‘Standard Model’ (which describes the theorised relationships between fundamental particles), but narrows down the field for further research into supersymmetry. In other words, they’ve found exactly what they were hoping to find.