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The Particle Adventure
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The Particle Adventure

What is the world made of and what holds it together? To answer these questions, physicists developed the Standard Model.

This theory argues that everything in the universe is made from a few basic building blocks (fundamental particles), governed by four fundamental forces. Explore particles, forces, antimatter, extra dimensions, and more.

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Scale of the Universe

Scale of the Universe

Having a hard time imagining the enormity of space? Zoom out to the edges of the observable universe, or zoom in to see quantum foam. More...

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Cary and Michael Huang
Amazing Atoms

Amazing Atoms

How accurate are the pictures of atoms you see all the time? What would an accurate one look like? And what do these questions have to do with Central Park in New York City? Find out. More...

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NOVA/PBS
Just How Small Is an Atom?

Just How Small Is an Atom?

Ordinary drawings and descriptions of atoms don't even begin to show their real size. This cartoon does. (Warning: It may blow your mind.) More...

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TED-Ed/Jonathan Bergmann
Quarked! Adventures in the Subatomic Universe

Quarked! Adventures in the Subatomic Universe

You'll find games and videos here, not to mention quarks with personalities and much else to help you understand the smallest things ever discovered. More...

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University of Kansas
Backstory: Jay Wacker, Theoretical Particle Physicist

Backstory: Jay Wacker, Theoretical Particle Physicist

How do you get a job thinking about the forces and particles that make up the universe? A theoretical particle physicist explains. More...

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Electrons, Protons, and Neutrons: Standard Model of Particle Physics

Electrons, Protons, and Neutrons: Standard Model of Particle Physics

We hear about electrons, protons, and neutrons, but what are they, really? And how do they produce the complexity around us? This video makes particles eerily beautiful. More...

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Cassiopeia Project
Michio Kaku on the 4 Forces of Nature

Michio Kaku on the 4 Forces of Nature

You want to understand a piano. So you throw one down some stairs and analyze the sounds it makes. Could that be roughly how scientists have come up with the standard model of particle physics?

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Science Channel
Quarks: Standard Model of Particle Physics

Quarks: Standard Model of Particle Physics

We could never see things as tiny as quarks. But this video gives us a way to imagine their shapes and properties. More...

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Cassiopeia Project
Strange Charm: A Song About Quarks

Strange Charm: A Song About Quarks

Quarks make up everything that we know exists. Get the details in this quirky quark song. More...

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Symphony of Science: The Quantum World!

Symphony of Science: The Quantum World!

Physicist Stephen Hawking, actor Morgan Freeman, and others join together in a song about the fundamental particles and forces of the standard model. Thank you, special effects! More...

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