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Eugene Paul Wigner

Eugene Wigner received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1963 along with J. Hans D. Jensen and Maria Goeppert Mayer for their theory of the atomic nuclei and the elementary particles. They are based on ...

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Maria Goeppert-Mayer

Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906 - 1971) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1963 along with Eugene Wigner and J. Hans D. Jensen for their theory of the atomic nuclei and the elementary particles. They ...

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What are sub-atomic particles?

short video explaining subatomic particles, elements and compounds. It shows how the atom is composed of sub-atomic particles such as electrons, protons and neutrons and how protons and neutrons are ...

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The Particle World

Applet simulating particles connected by springs in a 2D world. Includes gravity/electrostatic forces between particles, air resistance and more.

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Intermediate Vector Bosons

The W and Z particles are the massive exchange particles which are involved in the nuclear weak interaction, the weak force between electrons and neutrinos.

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Virtual Particles: What are they?

A blog post explaining virtual particles which are responsible for transmitting forces.

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The Ultimate Field Guide to Subatomic Particles

An in-depth look at the different subatomic particles and how we use charge to characterise them.

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Coulomb Barrier

In order to accomplish nuclear fusion, the particles involved must first overcome the electric repulsion to get close enough for the attractive nuclear strong force to take over to fuse the particles.

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Are virtual particles for real?

An explanation behind virtual particles and how they can be detected indirectly.

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Are virtual particles really constantly popping in and out of existence?

Gordon Kane, director of the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor explains virtual particles.

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