high-energy physics


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Recent Examples on the Web 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 And so, led by genomics researchers—who, like their cousins in high-energy physics, were also used to working on big multidisciplinary collaborative projects—preprint servers like bioRxiv and medRxiv began to be created for biomedical science. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 6 May 2020 Their mother, the former Anna Lynch, was a respiratory practitioner; their father, Ronald Baggs, was an electronics engineer who designed equipment for high-energy physics experiments. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Apr. 2020 Europe’s high-energy physics lab near Geneva, Switzerland—Daniel Freedman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and Peter van Nieuwenhuizen of Stony Brook University in New York. Zeeya Merali, Scientific American, 5 Sep. 2019 Fitting, then, that you are named for the pioneer in high-energy physics Enrico Fermi. Liz Kruesi, National Geographic, 11 June 2019 Since 1979, China and the United States have maintained a bilateral agreement, the Cooperation in Science and Technology, to jointly study fields like biomedicine and high-energy physics. Author: Ben Guarino, Emily Rauhala, William Wan, Anchorage Daily News, 4 June 2018

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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“High-energy physics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-energy%20physics. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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