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What are Leptons?

According to the Standard Model of Particle Physics, all matter is composed is hadrons (which are made up of elementary…

3 years ago

What is the CERN Particle Accelerator?

Located beneath the border between France and Switzerland is the CERN Particle Accelerator, the largest instrument of its kind in…

3 years ago

What Is Bohr’s Atomic Model?

The Bohr atomic model (sometimes known as the Rutherford-Bohr atomic model) was a major milestone in the development of modern…

3 years ago

What is the Higgs Boson?

What is this thing we keep hearing about - the Higgs Boson, and why is it important? (more…)

4 years ago

Shape-shifting neutrinos earn physicists the 2015 Nobel

What do Albert Einstein, Neils Bohr, Paul Dirac, and Marie Curie have in common? They each won the Nobel prize in…

4 years ago

A Universe of 10 Dimensions

When someone mentions "different dimensions," we tend to think of things like parallel universes - alternate realities that exist parallel…

5 years ago

Macro View Makes Dark Matter Look Even Stranger

We know dark matter exists. We know this because without it and dark energy, our Universe would be missing 95.4%…

5 years ago

Has the Cosmology Standard Model become a Rube Goldberg Device?

This week at the Royal Astronomical Society's National Astronomy Meeting in the UK, physicists are challenging the evidence for the…

5 years ago

Proton Mass

The mass of the proton, proton mass, is 1.672 621 637(83) x 10 -27 kg, or 938.272013(23) MeV/c2, or 1.007…

10 years ago