PHY106Particle Physics Intro

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Announcements Pick up “A,B,C,D” cards. Please bring them to class with you. Bring a calculator to lab. In many cases, you will need it. Course book “ A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo ” is available at Bookstore until April 15. So, please purchase it asap. In most cases, I will be making the lecture notes available on the morning of lecture . I encourage you to make a copy and bring them to class. Note that there are things I cover in class which are not on the slides. You are responsible for both, so please don’t miss class . Yes, there is LAB this week.
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Welcome to Particle Physics “We’re barely aware that they are there, but the elementary particles of matter explain much of what we take for granted every day. Because of gluons binding the atomic nucleus, matter is stable and doesn’t crumble. Because of gravitons, our feet stay firmly planted on the ground. We see because our eyes react to photons of light. “ “Particle Physics explains the ordinary, and delights us with tales of the extraordinary. Antimatter annihilates matter. “Virtual” particles blink in and out of existence in the vacuum of space. Neutrinos zip through the Earth untouched.” “Particle Physics doesn’t stop at the unusual either. It contemplates the cosmic too, exploring the origins of the universe and the symmetries that frame its design.” “We’re barely aware that they are there, but the elementary particles of matter explain much of what we take for granted every day. Because of gluons binding the atomic nucleus, matter is stable and doesn’t crumble. Because of gravitons , our feet stay firmly planted on the ground. We see because our eyes react to photons of light. “ “Particle Physics explains the ordinary, and delights us with tales of the extraordinary. Antimatter annihilates matter. “Virtual” particles blink in and out of existence in the vacuum of space. Neutrinos zip through the Earth untouched.” “Particle Physics doesn’t stop at the unusual either. It contemplates the cosmic too, exploring the origins of the universe and the symmetries that frame its design.” A blurb from the “Quarks Unbound” from the American Physical Society
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1. To understand nature at it’s most fundamental level. 2. What are the smallest pieces of matter, and how do they make up the large scale structures that we see today ? 3. How and why do these ‘fundamental particles’ interact the way that they do? 4. Understand the fundamental forces in nature. 1. To understand nature at it’s most fundamental level. 2. What are the smallest pieces of matter, and how do they make up the large scale structures that we see today ? 3. How and why do these
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