Particle Physics

Is the Standard Model falling apart?

In the past few weeks, not one, but two scientific papers have hit the headlines, hinting at serious changes to the Standard Model. But is this a sign the equations just need to be tweaked, or is it time to throw the model out all together? What is the Standard Model? At its core, the… Continue reading Is the Standard Model falling apart?

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Particle Physics, Physics

But What Makes Up The Atom?

Last time, we found out that an atom is made up of protons, neutrons and electrons, but that’s just the beginning. Welcome to the world of particle physics and subatomic particles! If you missed my previous post, I recommend reading that first! You can also read an updated version that includes the problems with the… Continue reading But What Makes Up The Atom?

Chemistry, Particle Physics, Physics

Never Trust An Atom, They Make Up Everything… Right?

Atoms are all around us, they make up everything that you can see around you. They can be thought of as the building blocks of the world, the things that you can touch: There is silicon in the glass in the vase next to me, and a vital part of all our electronics; iron in… Continue reading Never Trust An Atom, They Make Up Everything… Right?