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ERIC Number: EJ1008068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Exploring the Standard Model of Particles
Johansson, K. E.; Watkins, P. M.
Physics Education, v48 n1 p105-114 Jan 2013
With the recent discovery of a new particle at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) the Higgs boson could be about to be discovered. This paper provides a brief summary of the standard model of particle physics and the importance of the Higgs boson and field in that model for non-specialists. The role of Feynman diagrams in making predictions for interactions via the electromagnetic, strong and weak forces is also discussed. Finally, an educational tool (Minerva), which provides access to LHC collision data from the ATLAS experiment, is briefly described. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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