A couple of months back I wrote an article explaining intuitively why most types of particles decay. If you read that article you may be left wondering why a few types of particles, including the ones out of which we’re made, don’t decay. An answer to that question has now arrived, in the form of a new article:“Most Particles Decay – Yet Some Don’t!”. I hope you find it useful, and as always feel free to ask me to clarify points that don’t make sense to you.
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- A Broad Search for Fast Hidden Particles
- Breaking a Little New Ground at the Large Hadron Collider
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