fundamental particle


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Recent Examples on the Web Science does deal with things that can’t be observed, such as fundamental particles, quantum wave functions, maybe even other universes. Philip Goff, Scientific American, 7 Nov. 2023 Around that time, physicists trying to devise theories that unified the forces of nature started toying with the idea that fundamental particles such as electrons are in reality composed of exceedingly tiny vibrating strings. Steve Nadis, Quanta Magazine, 16 Oct. 2023 String theory replaces all the fundamental particles of nature with tiny, vibrating strings. Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American, 1 Jan. 2017 Physicists know that for every fundamental particle in nature there is an antiparticle — an evil twin of identical mass but endowed with equal and opposite characteristics like charge and spin. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2023 In fact, beta particles are electrons—the fundamental particles with a negative charge. WIRED, 8 Sep. 2023 The Standard Model explains these fundamental particles and three of the four forces. Jackie Appel, Popular Mechanics, 15 Aug. 2023 In the subatomic realm, the Standard Model reigns as the current theory of fundamental particles and their interactions. Daniel Garisto, Scientific American, 10 Aug. 2023 How fundamental particles of matter acquire mass is still a puzzle to scientists. Sarah Wells, Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2023 See More

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1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fundamental particle was in 1901

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“Fundamental particle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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