CERN seeks to prove why Cerridwen stirred her cauldron counterclockwise.
Despite its search for previously undiscovered particles and forces, the team's research doesn't have any connection with the hunt for the elusive Higgs Boson -- the so-called "God particle."
"The Higgs Boson is a prediction of the Standard Model of particle physics," Hunter said. "The proposed particles that are responsible for long-range spin-spin interaction are beyond the standard model."
The long-range spin-spin interaction is not related to quantum entanglement either, he added.
Quantum entanglement occurs when particles such as photons, electrons or molecules interact physically and then become separated. When a measurement made of one member of an entangled pair of particles causes it to take on a value such as a clockwise spin, the other member of the pair will take on the opposite value -- in this case a counterclockwise spin -- even though the two are separated by very large distances.
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