Majorana Fermion: Physicists Observe Elusive Particle

October 6, 2014 6:30 PM

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The Majorana fermion – a mysterious particle that is its own antiparticle – has been observed for the first time.

First predicted by Ettore Majorana, a brilliant Italian theoretical physicist who had a brief career in the 1920-30s but vanished mysteriously at the age of 32, Majorana fermion is an enigmatic particle that may exist on the boundary of matter and antimatter.

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