I want to learn particle physics

It would be helpful if you would discuss why you are highly motivated to learn particle physics. Since particle physics is a special field within physics, you would first need to learn some physics.I remember a similar motivation from when I was in high school. I'd heard the (now obviously wrong) pop-sci concept back then about how atoms could be like little solar systems with electrons orbiting around sun nuclei, and how the particles that made up the electrons and nuclei could be even smaller solar systems, with turtles all the way down... That motivated me to do some reading about the elementary particles known at that time (mid-70's), which was a real eye-opener. No more turtles... :wink
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I am in 8th grade and 10 hours a day free time and i am highly motivated to learn some particle physics. What should i start with?
 
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Hello @Massigamer ,
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Hard to say in this early stage ( I googled around 14 years for eight grade -- PF and PP are very international :smile:). Math and physics come to mind as study areas..
What does your teacher come up with when asked this ?

You could start with googling around (e.g. at CERN).

Note that HEP physicists can be theoriticians as well as experimentalists. What's your preference ?

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Massigamer said:
i am highly motivated to learn some particle physics. What should i start with?
You can start with this introductory article about the Standard Model and Particle Physics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Particle_physics

And this article that will show you the basics of Particle Accelerators (one of the fundamental tools for studying Particle Physics):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Particle_accelerator

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BvU said:
Hello @Massigamer ,
:welcome: ##\qquad ## !​

Hard to say in this early stage ( I googled around 14 years for eight grade -- PF and PP are very international :smile:). Math and physics come to mind as study areas..
What does your teacher come up with when asked this ?

You could start with googling around (e.g. at CERN).

Note that HEP physicists can be theoriticians as well as experimentalists. What's your preference ?

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Theoritician😀
 
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Massigamer said:
I am in 8th grade and 10 hours a day free time and i am highly motivated to learn some particle physics. What should i start with?
It would be helpful if you would discuss why you are highly motivated to learn particle physics. Since particle physics is a special field within physics, you would first need to learn some physics.
 
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CrysPhys said:
It would be helpful if you would discuss why you are highly motivated to learn particle physics. Since particle physics is a special field within physics, you would first need to learn some physics.
I remember a similar motivation from when I was in high school. I'd heard the (now obviously wrong) pop-sci concept back then about how atoms could be like little solar systems with electrons orbiting around sun nuclei, and how the particles that made up the electrons and nuclei could be even smaller solar systems, with turtles all the way down... That motivated me to do some reading about the elementary particles known at that time (mid-70's), which was a real eye-opener. No more turtles... :wink:
 
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