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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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This probably seems naiive, but why? My main question being that why isn't hydrogen the most stable. It is the...
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This has been really bugging me. Beta plus decay is when a proton emits a positron in order to convert to a neutron,...
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You have 100 grams of radioactive material, how do i know the half life and the time i have 100 grams of material...
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Well, hi guys, I know I am new to this forum and all but I am having a mental block with one of my physics questions....
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I'm looking at charmonium and its decays. Given a list of data on the charmonium states I'm asked to say why ψ'' has...
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DZero experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a new...
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What actually is charge? :confused: Hmm, I'm trying to think of a way to elaborate the question to make myself sound...
May23-05 07:49 PM
Tom Mattson
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Hi, I am a novice to nuclear physics and I was reading some stuff about quarks and how they can possess...
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What are the general features you should look for when classifying an arbitrary particle interaction according to...
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I have a problem where it's said that the operator Q is likely to be: Q=\sum^3_{i=1} I have to apply this to the...
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To my understanding this is an electron in the K-Shell being absorbed by the the nucleus and along with a proton...
Jun3-09 07:19 AM
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I thought protons couldn't decay and Im pretty sure I've read it a few times as well but then with B+ Decay: p -> n +...
Dec31-08 09:32 AM
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i just learned that quarks are always paired with antiquarks, and i wonder what effect keeps them from turning into...
Sep27-11 09:03 PM
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Hi, Could anyone tell me what type of statistical test is used to estimate the parameters of the standard model? ...
Nov24-09 03:04 PM
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Hi! I hope I've posted this in the right section, but it definitely deals with the nucleus, so here goes. I'm doing...
Mar31-10 09:47 PM
Bob S
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Dear All, I've some confusion/doubt and want to clear those :smile: . They are following, 1....
May29-08 08:52 AM
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Hi all, If I take an action involving two point particles coupled together by a delta function contact interaction...
Jun8-13 03:09 PM
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with this technique that has been used to detect quarks, are the results reproducable every time? or are there...
Apr16-09 11:29 AM
Bob S
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the whole concept, I just don't get it. really its the unification I don't really understand. does flavor turn into...
Jun23-09 10:29 AM
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Hi all, I would like to ask why only Protons were selected for collision in LHC project? Why not other fundamental...
May25-13 07:28 AM
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The IAEA and ISO have introduced a new radiation warning symbol meant to be used on high activity Category 1, 2 and 3...
Mar7-07 09:19 AM
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No luck getting an answer in the astophysics forum, let's try here. An article. ...
Aug13-12 08:41 PM
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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...
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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...
Jun24-14 12:44 PM
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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)....
Jul1-07 03:05 PM
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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