high-energy physics


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Their ultimate fate depends on an important unknown in high-energy physics: the equation that describes what neutron stars are made of and how that material moves, flows, and interacts with the world around it. Briley Lewis, Popular Science, 9 Jan. 2023 Last month, scientists at CERN, the prestigious high-energy physics lab in Switzerland, reported that neutrinos might—repeat, might—travel faster than the speed of light. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 6 Oct. 2011 As large-scale projects like LBNF/DUNE have ramped up over the last five years, Congress has increased the DOE’s overall budget for high-energy physics by nearly 30 percent. Thomas Lewton, Scientific American, 13 Apr. 2022 Other work established links between the geometric program and high-energy physics. Rachel Crowell, Scientific American, 21 Mar. 2022 Critical phenomena show up all over the place — in cosmology, high-energy physics, even biological systems. Quanta Magazine, 11 Nov. 2021 MZMs are their quasiparticle equivalent, illustrating how behaviors of particles seen or suggested in high-energy physics are now turning up in materials governed by quantum laws. Quanta Magazine, 29 Sep. 2021 Finally, the advent of modern experimental high-energy physics taught us that even the proton and neutron have smaller particles inside of them: quarks and gluons. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Finding out exactly what happens when particles get even cozier is a major goal of high-energy physics. Quanta Magazine, 17 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high-energy physics was in 1964

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“High-energy physics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-energy%20physics. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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