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who discovered [quarks] According to Wikipedia: The quark model was independently proposed by physicists Murray Gell-Mann and George Zweig ... and when The Wikipedia article continues: ... in 1964. The proposal came shortly after Gell-Mann's 1961 formulation of a particle classification system known as the Eightfold Way—or, in ...


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Ok, I thought about it again and with the help of your comments I would explain it this way (please let me know what you think about it): The top quark mass can be determined via the formula $m_t^2 = p_t^2 = (p_W + p_b)^2 = p_W^2 + p_b^2 + 2p_Wp_b = m_W^2 + m_b^2 + 2 E_W E_b(1-\beta_W\beta_bcos(\gamma))$ with $p$ denoting the four-momenta and $\gamma$ ...


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What is the experimental evidence that suggests the existence of quarks? It was a great time for experimentalists back in 1960 when the existence of quarks was first suspected. How were they discovered? It was called the eightfold way to start with, and it was found that the plethora of resonances discovered in bubble chamber and counter ...


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Suppose the ionic plasma of a fusion reactor was under continuous particle bombardment such that a mixed QCD phase (hadronic + QGP) was being created and sustained. Apparently hadronization of QGP can yield kinetic energy. Possibly there would be places in the phase diagram where the efficiency of the ordinary fusion process is enhanced by this injection of ...


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The quark model not only explained the plethora of new particles (baryons & mesons) discovered throughout the mid 1900's, it also predicted many new particles. Of course, the predictions developed as the theory developed. Those predictions made that were experimentally verified constitute great evidence. See this list of particle discoveries, ...



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