Category Archives: My Favourite Particle

My favourite particle: the muon

Post by Mark Lancaster. Also at The Guardian. In 1900, shortly after the electron and radioactivity were discovered, Lord Kelvin famously remarked: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics. All that remains is more and more precise measurement” … Continue reading

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My favourite particle: the neutrino

Also at The Guardian. I started writing about neutrinos because I love them. They are quite magical really; the Universe is completely swarming with them (they are the second most abundant particle after photons) but we know practically nothing about … Continue reading

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My favourite particle: the proton

At The Guardian. See also Chapter 4.5 of Smashing Physics.

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My favourite particle: the electron.

(Also at The Guardian.) This week my favorite particle is the electron (one of the best things about working in particle physics is that it accommodates my fickle heart and mood swings perfectly). Electrons occupy every atom in the universe. … Continue reading

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