Elementary Particles and the Basic Forces ofNature
Class notes by Steve Bryson
Useful World Wide Web Sites:
www.fnal.gov/fermilab_home.htmlis the site of fermilab, the largest accelerator in theworld, where the bottom and top quarks were discovered.
www.slac.stanford.edu/is the site of the Stanford Linear Accelerator, where thequark structure of the proton, charmed quark and tau lepton werediscovered.
www.cern.ch/ is thesite of the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), Europe'sbig accelerator where the W and Z bosons were first observed.Incidentally, CERN is where the world wide web was invented.
www-pdg.lbl.gov/is the home of the Particle Data Group, located in Berkeley,which compiles all the latest information on the properties ofelementary particles. Be sure and check their "otherinteresting sites" link.
www-pdg.lbl.gov/cpep/adventure.htmlis a very nice educational site created by the Particle DataGroup.
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