Tag Archives: Elementary particle

“What is an electron?” by Frank Wilczek

I hope to write an article by this title (“What is an electron?”) someday. That’s my dream! The nature of electron is a mystery. The fact that we can build a civilization based on the manipulation of electrons without knowing … Continue reading

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Why elementary particles decay

We observe that all elementary particles in nature decay into electron, photon and electron type neutrino after one or more transformations. Protons are the most stable composite particles in nature. Protons never decay. There are experiments designed to catch decaying … Continue reading

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Short Descriptions of Quantum Field Theory

Lisa Randall Warped Passages, Harper Perennial (2005) “Quantum field theory, the tool with which we study particles, is based on eternal, omnipresent objects that can create and destroy those particles. These objects are the ‘fields’ of quantum field theory. Like … Continue reading

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There are no massless electrically charged particles in nature

I am reading “The Infinity Puzzle” by Frank Close. This is a well written book. I am familiar with the physics and the historical and social context behind the theories mentioned in this book but I was surprised to find … Continue reading

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Coupling between past and future

Prediction is the hardest intellectual problem. It seems that we need to know everything about the Cosmos to predict the future accurately. I am not sure that even omniscience is enough because there is an intrinsic uncertainty in the Cosmos. … Continue reading

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Why 3?

One of my most popular articles is Triangle. Another one is Number Symbolism. In both articles I mention the significance of 3. It seems to me that people intuitively understand the importance of 3 and they want to learn more. … Continue reading

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Quark model evolved

There is a must-read article by Matt Strassler: “Proton Collisions Vs. Quark/Gluon/Antiquark Mini-Collisions” In my opinion you should read the comments section first and then read the article. This is a disturbing article. The commentators call it a “shocker.” I was … Continue reading

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Model of a Model

Is physics describing reality, phenomena or measurements? It is important to understand the distinction between reality, phenomena and measurements. It is also important to be aware of the distinction between physical reality and higher (subtler) states of reality. One could … Continue reading

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All particles are God particles

Ever since CERN announced the discovery of a new particle behaving like the theorized Higgs boson on July 4th 2012, the phrase “God particle” went viral on the internet. Everyone is talking about the “God particle.” Discovery of the Higgs … Continue reading

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What is Spin?

Spin is one of the fundamental properties of elementary particles. Electron and its antiparticle positron have spin=1/2. Photon which has no antiparticle has spin 1. The elementary particles known as fermions and their antiparticles (constituents of matter) have spin=1/2 and … Continue reading

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Golden Biquaternions, 3 Generations and Spin

This paper was originally published at Google Knol on December 19, 2009 http://knol.google.com/k/golden-biquaternions-3-generations-and-spin Google discontinued the Knol platform on May 1, 2012. Contact: sureshemre at gmail Abstract We show that a particular solution of the golden condition for biquaternions and … Continue reading

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