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What is SuperB

The goal

Very rare events in the decay of elementary particles provide a window to the very high energies that occurred at early times in the development of our universe.

They may very well provide the answer to a major mystery: "Why is our universe now composed entirely of matter, when matter and antimatter were produced in equal amounts in the Big Bang?" At SuperB, we will be able to see matter and antimatter coexisting in a state that last occurred in the first moments of the universe some 13.7 billion years ago. We do this by applying one of the rules of quantum mechanics, the Uncertainty Principle.

This alternative approach to such extremely high energy processes, complementary to that taken at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, can provide unique and important opportunities for discovery of new physics. The catch is that we only see the effect of this high energy world for a fleeting moment before quantum fluctuations obscure the view. In order to study nature at these high energies we need to take billions of fleeting glances at this high energy world. The resulting view from each glance can be recorded like a three-dimensional digital photograph using experiments as our eyes.