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Particle Physics Discovery Raises Hope For A Theory Of Everything

May 17, 2015 | by Vakhtang Kartvelishvili The standard model of particle physics, which describes every particle we know of and how they interact, was given much credence when the … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Particle Is Both Matter and Antimatter: The Majorana fermion

October 12, 2014 There are a number of things that we still don’t understand about our universe. Case in point, since the 1930s, scientists have been searching for particles that … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to Turn Your Phone Into A Cosmic Ray Detector (for real?)

by ELIZABETH HOWELL | OCTOBER 7, 2014 Quick, do you have an Android phone in your pocket? A few small changes and you could help physicists probe more of the curious nature … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

Excerpts from Particle Physics, The standard model – [Gluons]

Gluons are the exchange particles for the color force between quarks, analogous to the exchange of photons in the electromagnetic force between two charged particles. The gluon can be considered … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

GRAVITY & MAGNETISM – QS & AS – (PART 4)

Hello there, once more… This is Part Four! Let us jump right in. However, this part confuses me.. anyway Enjoy! FYI, Stay tuned for more! Follow-Up #5: magnetism and gravity … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

GRAVITY & MAGNETISM – QS & AS – (PART 3)

Hello, dear readers. This is part three (3) of the Gravity & Magnetism Qs & As series. Let us jump right in. Follow-Up #3: graviton and magnetism Q: Within the … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

All about… Particle detection

With CERN’s Large Hadron Collider having reached a data milestone and amid reports of the possible discovery of previously unknown particles by the Tevatron, we take a look at the … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

What is superposition?

What do ripples on puddles, waves on ropes and noise-cancelling headphones have in common? They all show superposition. When two waves meet they overlap and interact. Sometimes they add to … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

What is the Higgs Boson?

Put simply, the Higgs boson is thought to be the elementary particle responsible for the existence of mass. The concept was introduced into particle physics in the 1960s as a … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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