General Interest Article
Elementary particles, high-energy processes, quarks
Since the earliest of times man has searched for an underlying unity to the rich diversity observed in nature. That search has taken him from the world of atoms and molecules to the domain of sub-nuclear particles and quarks as powerful accelerators have enabled physicists to probe smaller and smaller distances with higher and higher energies. The last six years have been especially significant in high-energy physics. During this brief period there have been unexpected discoveries of matter described by such whimsical names as ''charm'' and ''beauty.'' These recent developments are reviewed for the purpose of explaining the role which these new particles may play in attempts to identify the fundamental building blocks of matter.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1982 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Intemann, Gerald W.
"The New Particles in High-Energy Physics: What Do They Mean?,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 89:
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol89/iss3/4