fundamental particle

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Is ball lightning a macroscopic fundamental particle? Tom Shippey, WSJ, "Science Fiction: A Novelist in Awe of Physics," 16 Aug. 2018 If borne out, the findings would be nothing short of revolutionary, introducing a new fundamental particle to the lexicon of physics that might even help explain the mystery of dark matter. Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American, "Evidence Builds for a New Kind of Neutrino," 7 June 2018 The fluctuations then produced variations in the dense soup of fundamental particles that seeded the formation of the galaxies. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Stephen Hawking’s (almost) last paper: putting an end to the beginning of the universe," 2 May 2018 If not, the result would spoil physicists’ standard model of fundamental particles and forces. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Atoms and antiatoms haven’t crashed Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity—yet," 4 Apr. 2018 Was the proton a fundamental particle, with no smaller fragments within it? Amina Khan, latimes.com, "Richard Taylor, Stanford physicist who won Nobel Prize for discovering quarks, dies at 88," 29 Mar. 2018 Under normal circumstances, the ultimate limit on information transfer—the bandwidth of the universe—is one bit per fundamental particle, moving no faster than the speed of light. Rafi Letzter, Scientific American, "Quantum Physicists Double the “Bandwidth” of the Universe," 13 Mar. 2018 The model, with quarks at its heart, establishes the fundamental particles of the universe and the forces that govern their interactions. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Richard Taylor, Nobel-winning physicist who helped discover quarks, dies at 88," 24 Feb. 2018 According to the Standard Model, fundamental particles are given a mass on small and grand scales. Woman's Day, "Physicists May Be Closer to Understanding How the Universe Was Created," 5 July 2012

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