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2009: Single Top Quark Production Found

Single Top Quark Event

MSU physicists and their colleagues from around the world have confirmed the existence of a fundamental building block of nature. The recent discovery of a single top quark at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) near Chicago fills in another piece of the puzzle of how the most fundamental components of matter and energy relate to one another.

For further details, see this MSU News story about the discovery announcement and this earlier MSU P-A featured story dealing with the initial signs of detection which have now been confirmed.