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Italy's KLOE Sets Sights on CP Violation

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Science  23 Apr 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5414, pp. 568-569
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5414.568b

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NAPLES, ITALY-- The titans of the particle physics world, the CERN laboratory near Geneva and Fermilab near Chicago, are racing to confirm that matter and antimatter are not always completely equivalent--in technical parlance, they are searching for violation of CP symmetry. But at Frascati, south of Rome, a more modest outfit hopes to rob them of that prize. Last week, this upstart machine, called KLOE, recorded its first real data. KLOE is a new detector purpose-built to look for CP violation in particles produced by DAFNE, Italy's new electron-positron collider at the National Institute for Nuclear Physics.

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