The prestigious scientific journal Nature published the results of research conducted by an international team of scientists as part of the Tokai-to-Kamioka neutrino experiment (T2K). Physicists from the “Nuclear Physics” research group of the Institute of Physics of the University of Silesia in Katowice have participated in the experiment.
Measurements and analyzes lasting several years showed the strongest so far limitations of the parameter describing the symmetry breaking between matter and antimatter in neutrino oscillations. The discovery aims to help understand why there are definitely more matter in the universe than antimatter and the reasons for the difference in the laws of physics governing particles and antiparticles.
The T2K experiment has been designed, realized and supported by the international cooperation of approximately 500 scientists from 68 institutions from France, Spain, Japan, Canada, Germany, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Great Britain, Vietnam, Italy and the United States.