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Were any 'breakthroughs' in particle physics

  1. Aug 19, 2009 #1
    made in the Soviet Union?
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  3. Aug 19, 2009 #2
    In Soviet Russia, particles break through you.
  4. Aug 19, 2009 #3
    I hate people that can't give examples, but I'm one of them. From what I remember from Kip Thorne's book pretty much all of the breakthroughs in particle physics came out of the USSR. the only problem was they were the only ones who knew it. They figured out everything we did independently.
  5. Aug 19, 2009 #4
    Cherenkov radiation is named after Russian scientist.
  6. Aug 19, 2009 #5
    The Russians made alot of contributions to the field,

    Some discoveries made at JINR, Dubna:


  7. Aug 20, 2009 #6


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    possibly interesting reading:
    http://www.hssonline.org/teaching/teaching_graham7.html [Broken]
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  8. Aug 20, 2009 #7
    Normally I wouldn't comment in a thread like this except to make fun of it. However, I will take the time to point out that these events did not take place in the Soviet Union which collapsed in 1991.
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  9. Aug 20, 2009 #8

    That is what we wanted you to think!
  10. Aug 20, 2009 #9
    I was just wondering because when you think of things like 'where were quarks discovered' or likewise for antimatter, w and z bosons etc., it was always in a western lab. Cerenkov radiation is the obvious exception.
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