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On Growing the Mainline Church: Wisdom from Quarks and Einstein
Mark Barger Elliott
Pentaquarks: A New State of Matter
Experimental elementary particle physicist
Scientists know that, if a particle such as a pentaquark is present, examples of its decay (called events) accumulate at its mass after multiple decays. We call this "bump hunting," and it was used to find particles in the past, many real, but in the case of the 2004 project, not so much.
Fifty Years of Quarks... More Particles to Discover!
Dr. Sten Odenwald
Astronomer, NASA Heliophysics Education Consortium
Fifty years ago, in 1964, physicists Murray Gell-Mann at Caltech and George Zweig at CERN came up with the idea of the quark as a response to the bewildering number of elementary particles that were being discovered at the huge "atom smasher" labs sprouting up all over the world.
WATCH: What's The Smallest Thing In The Universe?
Physicists' Golden Jubilee
Physicist and historian of science, MIT; author, 'How the Hipp...
A handful of physics articles from 50 years ago have become central to the way physicists think about matter and the cosmos today -- so central, in fact, that we can sometimes forget that these foundational ideas even have a history.
Atom Smashers May Help Settle Longstanding Physics Debate
Your Brain Is the Universe (Part 2)
CoAuthor, 'Super Genes'; Founder, The Chopra Foundation
Asking the brain to understand where reality comes from is like asking a robot to dismantle itself to find out what it's made of -- you won't have a machine after the dismantling is done, and therefore no answer.
What's The Smallest Thing In The Universe?
Marveling at the Busiest Second in the History Of the Universe
Researcher, Boston University
While the "why" part may elude us, perhaps forever, the Large Hadron Collider has over the last six weeks already supplied us with two important pieces of information about the "where" and the "how." Physicists tell us that this is just the beginning.
Physicists Use Particle Colliders To Make 'Soup'
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'Misbehaving' Particles Poke Holes In Reigning Physics Theory
Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Higgs Gone?
Executive Director, Kouros Phillips Development
They say crazy is as crazy does and few kinds of crazy do as much craziness as the kind embodied by particle physicists. I said it. They're crazy. The lot of 'em.
Big Science in a Small City
Lingo without linguistics can be dangerous, I knew. One of the great things about life out West is that people respect newbies. And they don't begrudge mistakes.
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