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Having discovered up, down, strange, charm and bottom quarks

  1. Aug 26, 2009 #1
    Having discovered up, down, strange, charm and bottom quarks, why did scientists undertake similar experiments using higher and higher energies?
     
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  3. Aug 26, 2009 #2

    jtbell

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    Re: quarks

    They were still looking for the top quark.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2009 #3
    Re: quarks

    And experimentalists have repeatedly turned up "unexpected" findings that surprise, confound and set new directions....
     
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