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Title: Big Bang Day: 5 Particles - 2. The Quark

Simon Singh looks at the stories behind the discovery of 5 of the universe's most significant subatomic particles: the Electron, the Quark, the Anti-particle, the Neutrino and the "next particle&more »quot;. 2. The Quark "Three Quarks for Master Mark! Sure he hasn't got much of a bark." James Joyce's Finnegans Wake left its mark on modern physics when physicist Murray Gell Mann proposed this name for a group of hypothetical subatomic particles that were revealed in 1960 as the fundamental units of matter. Basic particles it seems are made up of even more basic units called quarks that make up 99.9% of visible material in the universe.. But why do we know so little about them? Quarks have never been seen as free particles but instead, inextricably bound together by the Strong Force that in turn holds the atomic nucleus together. This is the hardest of Nature's fundamental forces to crack, but recent theoretical advances, mean that the properties of the quark are at last being revealed.« less
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Title: Big Bang Day: 5 Particles - 2. The Quark
Publication Date: 2009-10-07
OSTI Identifier: 1011912
Other Number(s): Other: CERN FILE ID: 10
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
Subject: particles ; universe ; law ; water ; theory ; law school ; school ; light ; physics ; food ; politics ; quantum theory ; particle physics ; physics mass ; plasma ; quantum field theory ; nuclear theory ; matter ; quantum physics ; space ; fundamental particles ; personal ; electric universe ; mass ; field ; black ; black entertainment ; local ; entertainment ; law office
Publisher: CERN
Country of Publication: CERN
Language: English
Run Time: 0:13:43
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28