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Theoretical physicist Matt Strassler takes us on an awe-inspiring journey from relativity to the Higgs field, showing how the universe creates everything from what seems like nothing at all.

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The mass of a single proton, often said to be made of three quarks, is almost 1 GeV/c2. To be more precise, a proton’s mass is 0.938 GeV/c2, while that of a neutron is 0.939 GeV/c2. But the masses of up and down quarks, found in protons and neutrons, are each much less than 0.01 […]

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ON 07/22/2024

You might think I’m about to tell a joke. But no, not me. This is serious physics, folks! Suppose a particle falls into a hole, and, as in a nightmare (or as in a certain 1970s movie featuring light sabers), the walls of the hole start closing in. The particle will just stay there, awaiting […]

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POSTED BY Matt Strassler

ON 07/11/2024

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