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

Article written: 30 Nov , 2015
Updated: 28 Dec , 2015

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 says

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

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