A decade of science and billions of collisions show the W boson is more massive than thought – a physicist on the team explains what that means for the Standard Model

A decade of science and billions of collisions show the W boson is more massive than thought – a physicist on the team explains what that means for the Standard Model

Measuring the mass of W bosons took 10 years – and the result was not what physicists expected. (Image credit: PM Images/Digital Vision via Getty Images)

This article was originally published on The conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Editorials and Perspectives.

John ConwayProfessor of Physics, University of California, Davis

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