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Single Idea 21173

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 5. Unified Models / c. Supersymmetry]

Full Idea

The key to supersymmetry is that in the high-energy soup of the early universe, particles and their superpartners were indistinguishable. Each pair existed as single massless entities. With expansion and cooling this supersymmetry broke down.

Gist of Idea

Supersymmetry says particles and superpartners were unities, but then split


New Scientist writers (Why the Universe Exists [2017], 08)

Book Reference

New Scientist writers: 'Why the Universe Exists' [John Murray 2017], p.144

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