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God particle is 'found': Scientists at Cern expected to announce on Wednesday Higgs boson particle has been discovered...
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When an electron is orbiting a proton, why is it not compelled to be attracted to the proton? Why doesn't it stick to...
Jul1-04 01:30 AM
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I am trying to do some plots for determining the range of higgs mass. Can somebody tell me how to plot higgs mass...
May20-12 01:40 PM
Imraan Pervez
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When I opened up the "High Energy,Nuclear,Particle Physics" section, it was kind of like "Holy $#^*!!!- I don't know...
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How is it possible to have a pion that is made up of a linear combination of quarks? I mean, what are the physical...
Jun21-07 02:52 PM
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I was wondering what the different between pseudorapidity and rapidity was (pertaining to a high energy accelerator)....
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Hans de Vries
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I was wondering if there were any sites or if any one of your could explain cross section weighting relating to HEPP....
Jul3-07 02:04 PM
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Hi all, I'm trying to teach myself high energy physics and was wondering if any one knew a good reference site on...
Apr22-08 01:09 PM
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in HEP, what exactly is the definition of soft particle? also, why are branching fractions \Gamma in GeV instead of...
Apr4-08 09:39 AM
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Is there a difference between (1-\gamma^5) and (1-\gamma_5) ? I see the two used interchangeably when...
Apr26-08 07:18 AM
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Would anyone know of any textbook that has explicit calculations of cross section using intermediate vector boson...
Apr25-08 09:54 AM
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I am baffled by what exactly it means to have the following (ingoing, outgoing) lepton pair configuration: (0,\nu_L...
Apr23-08 07:02 AM
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Co-60 is produced from Co-50 through neutron activation. Neutron flux 10^18 nuetrons/(s*m^2). cross section is 20...
Nov27-13 06:12 PM
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Could someone please explain how the Feynman Lectures in Physics is relevant to a Penning Trap? :smile:
Jun8-05 01:57 PM
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Hi, If we calculate the flux at a certain distance from a source of radiation by first neglecting the effect of...
Nov8-09 04:27 PM
Bob S
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I am aware that there is strong evidence for the presence of quarks inside of protons and neutrons through the...
Oct27-09 09:33 AM
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I've been reading about the T2K experiment where a "neutrino beam" is being sent from the J-PARC accelertor in Takio...
Nov27-09 09:58 PM
Bob S
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I've been reading most of the threads here in particle physics forum. Recently, I noted a couple of threads started by...
Dec21-09 11:37 PM
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I'm trying my best to learn particle physics and cosmology for the last year or so. One of the concepts I'm trying to...
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Where does most of the heat energy in fission reactions come from? -Does it come from radiation emitted from...
Sep28-09 10:18 AM
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In a nuclear reaction, protons and neutrons are separated from each other. My question is, why can protons and...
Jul23-10 12:49 AM
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As a person with a very basic understanding of nuclear physics, I am curious about the source of energy in a fission...
Dec28-10 02:55 AM
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It's a famous claim that spin-0, spin-1 and spin-2 fields are described by scalar, vector and second-rank tensor,...
Aug16-10 06:42 AM
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Consider the simplest \phi^4 with Z_2 breaking. Before the shift, \langle\phi\rangle=0 by symmetry. After the shift,...
Nov10-10 09:39 PM
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When people discuss the Schwinger model, sometimes they still call the electron field spin-1/2 and the EM field...
Sep29-10 12:16 AM
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Consider the usual phi^4 theory, when we derive the Lehmann-Kallen representation of the propagator, by inserting a...
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Three questions, In a femtosecond laser, or any laser for that matter, how is a pulse generated from noise? how do...
Jul29-14 02:11 PM
Greg Bernhardt
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Hello, I have some basic questions that perhaps someone within the proper field might answer. I was wondering if...
Dec6-09 06:29 PM
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Hello everyone !!! First of all, Quantum Field Theory is not my field of research. However, I have to investigate...
Sep2-13 03:28 AM
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Hey all, I am currently revising for my Physics mock but i can't get my head around high energy electron...
Dec27-06 04:31 PM
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The quarks that make the proton are up, up and down with masses of around 2, 2 and 4 MeV/c^2 respectively. So, how...
May6-11 09:38 AM
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If the Higgs is responsible for the mass in the universe, but the Higgs itself has mass, then isn't that a little...
May13-11 01:08 PM
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Hi, i would like about the decay of positronium (a electron and a positron going around the center of mass) in 2...
Jan31-09 01:51 PM
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Has anyone out there read BR Martin's new book: "Nuclear and Particle Physics, An introduction" ?? There is no review...
Sep3-06 05:40 PM
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I was wondering if someone could answer these questions? It is obvious that the forces due to electromagnetics are...
Dec30-06 08:48 AM
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I was told that when electrons and positrons collide they produce 2 photons of 0.511MeV each. But what happens to the...
Mar25-05 10:58 AM
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Question. Does a stream of Electrons emitted in a Hard Vacuum Diode absorb light? If so what is the absorption...
Jan20-06 04:52 PM
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Are there any really good High Energy Particle Target Images that we can see that have good resolution of the...
Mar8-06 11:15 AM
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I was just doing a little test and one question that I got wrong and can't seem to rationalise the supposed correct in...
Apr27-07 02:39 AM
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Could someone tell me if the quark has been experimentally proved to exist? I mean in a particle accelerator. Or...
May9-11 06:19 AM
Meir Achuz
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Lately, I've heard that the scientists at Brookhaven National Lab were able to create a collision between gold ions...
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