A team of physicists at the University of Mississippi, lead by Dr. Jake Bennett, are part of a global network of researchers making significant contributions to a groundbreaking particle physics project that promises to improve our understanding of the nature of all matter.
After years of careful construction and preparation, the Belle II experiment at the SuperKEKB accelerator research facility in Tsukba, Japan, has started collecting data. First collisions with the full detector started earlier this year. A recent fire at the facility caused the accelerator to be shut down briefly, but it is once again smashing subatomic particles together at the center of a sophisticated new detector. For more details please see this article.