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Is it strange that there are exactly the same number of superstring theories as there are known quarks?
And how about all their supersymmetric partners.. the squarks?Originally posted by Terry Giblin
To be absolutely correct, in addition to the antiquarks, each six quarks also has three different colours, 6 x 2 x 3 = 36!
sleptons and squarks are bosonic superpartners to the fermionic particles, leptons and quarks. Photinos, winos, and gluinos are the fermionic superpartners of the bosons, photon, W-particles, and gluons. The naming convention, which is maybe overcute, should be obvious.Originally posted by Terry Giblin
Monique you mentioned squarks – is this another name for superparticle or sparticle or for a mediator particle?
Photon, electron and sparticle or lepton, quark and squarks – no argument from me.