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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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Max Born

Max Born (1881 - 1970) won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1954 for his work on subatomic particles. His work on wave functions lead to the understanding that electrons should be regarded as particles.

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Gluon

Gluons are the exchange particles for the colour force between quarks, analogous to the exchange of photons in the electromagnetic force between two charged particles.

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A single cosmic ray can cause an air shower of billions of particles

A look at how cosmic rays create a chain reaction that cause a lot of particles to shower down.

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What Is Ionizing Radiation?

This fact sheet describes ionizing radiation, how it behaves and how it can affect human health. Three types of ionizing radiation are alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays.

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Positive and negatively charged particles

A java applet which allows the user to add particles to a box which are positive or negatively charged, moving at random so that the motion can be observed.

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Science Lesson Plans

Over 100 text-based lesson plans, covering three academic ranges - Elementary, Intermediate and High School.

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Franklin Institute Online Teaching Resources

Teaching resources for science classes at elementary level.

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Victor F. Weisskopf

Victor F. Weisskopf (1908 - ) is widely know for his theoretical work in quantum electrodynamics, the structure of the atomic nucleus, and elementary particle physics.

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Autobiography of Frederick Reines

Perhaps no scientist in history has been so intimately associated with the discovery of an elementary particle and the subsequent thorough investigation of its fundamental properties as has Frederick ...

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