physics

Evidence for a particle that is its own antiparticle

In a discovery that concludes an 80-year quest, Stanford and University of California researchers found evidence of particles that are their own antiparticles. These Majorana fermions  could one day help make quantum computers more robust.

Rumors of inflationary theory’s demise premature

A who’s who of theoretical physicists, including Stanford’s Andrei Linde, has written a letter to Scientific American disputing a recent story that declared the demise of the inflationary theory of how the universe began.

Stanford solar physicist probes inner workings of the sun

Neutrinos from the sun carry information about its fiery core but they are extremely hard to detect. Now, Stanford researchers may have found a much easier and less expensive way to study these elusive particles.