Astronomy Cast Ep. 395: The Standard Model – Baryons and Beyond

Article Updated: 28 Dec , 2015

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In the last few episodes, we’ve been talking about the standard model of physics, explaining what everything is made up of. But the reality is that we probably don’t know a fraction of how everything is put together. This week we’re going to talk about baryons, the particles made up of quarks. The most famous ones are the proton and the neutron, but that’s just the tip of the baryonic iceberg. And then we’re going to talk about where the standard model ends, and what’s next in particle physics.

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Hematite
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Hematite
November 30, 2015 4:07 PM

Well, I know what the opposite of gravity is! Comedy! wink

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November 30, 2015 5:38 PM

Hi Fraser,
Pamela mentioned the open course materials from MIT, does the following URL point to what she referred to?

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/

Thanks!

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November 30, 2015 5:59 PM

Hi again,
I guess you would need mathematics if you want to do physics, so here’s another URL:

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/

Cheers!

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