Physicists’ universal theory hits a snag

  • This undated photo provided by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in April 2022 shows the facility’s Collider Detector outside Batavia, Ill. In results released on Thursday, April 7, 2022, scientists at the lab calculated that the W boson, a fundamental particle of physics, weighs a bit more than their theoretical rulebook for the universe tells them it should. (Fermilab via AP)

The grand explanation physicists use to describe how the universe works may have some major new flaws to patch after a fundamental particle was found to have more mass than scientists thought.