Particles called gluons are responsible for mediating the strong nuclear force, a fundamental force of nature. But one of their properties complicates this picture profusely.
A small but persistent discrepancy between the rates at which particles called B mesons decay into different pairs of leptons has physicists intrigued.
Some physicists think there’s something worth checking out in data collected in 1992-1995 – while others aren’t sure what good it would do even if it checks out.
Particle physicist D. Indumathi talks about how she became a scientist, the challenges Indian scientists face and much more.