This Particle Breaks Time Symmetry

CPT theory is the basis for much of physics, but what happens when researchers disprove the theory piece by piece? Explore the idea with a video about the Nobel Prize-winning breakthroughs that shifted the entire way scientists understand the world around us.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Share the original text of the research mentioned in the beginning of the video
  • Discuss what the particle means for the future of special relativity and quantum field theory
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of advanced physics, parity, CPT symmetry, and more
Pros

  • High level video holds advanced students' interest
  • Ends with a question for future researchers
Cons

  • None