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The new particles are baryons, and baryons are composite particles made up from three quarks. So the new particles aren't fundamental in the way that the Higgs is. To make an analogy, suppose physicists discover a new element. That's interesting, but like all atoms it's made of electrons, neutrons and protons. So the new element is just another way of ...


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The good thing about this discovery is that those particles were predicted by the standard model but never measured before. So it is, yet again, another good news for the standard model, it seems to work perfectly. In science anyway you are more exited when you discover something that you didn't expect. In this sense the Higgs boson was unusual: we were ...


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Quantum physics is a fascinating place, sometimes likened to a zoo, full strange noises and unexpected surprises! If you take a tour of the subatomic zoo, you will see that there are many, many subatomic particles, not all of which are considered 'fundamental' or 'elementary' within the current theory of particle physics (known as the Standard Model). In ...



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