Murray Gell-Mann and More Particles: Forces within the Nucleus
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After Anderson’s great discovery of the positron, or positive electron, by no means did the search for ever more fundamental particles stop. Instead, things got ever more complex. The list of particles continued to swell and some of them soon began to exhibit very peculiar properties which often contradicted known theory.
KeywordsElectromagnetic Force Beta Decay Grand Unify Theory Strong Force Weak Force
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