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particle physics

[′pärd·ə·kəl ¦fiz·iks]
(physics)
The branch of physics concerned with understanding the properties and behavior of elementary particles, especially through study of collisions or decays involving energies of hundreds of megaelectronvolts or more. Also known as high-energy physics.
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They've accomplished a very difficult measurement," says particle physicist William Gibbs of New Mexico State University.
Pupils Ryan Gilmore and Fiona Chikandwa receive their awards from particle physicist, Gary Barker
The experimental particle physicist is the first woman--and first representative from a non-founding member state--to have been entrusted with this prestigious mandate (which lasts for one year and is renewable twice).
The particle physicist and Wonders of the Universe presenter is hoping to inspire more children to get involved with science and engineering by leading a special science lesson at one lucky school early next year.
am and Brian David Johnson, who served as conference curator, presented an eclectic slate of speakers that ranged from a particle physicist and ethnographer to the CEO of Burberry and co-founder of the Compton Cricket Club.
University of Birmingham particle physicist Professor Paul Newman, who is a member of the ATLAS collaboration, said: "We have a very successful theory that describes all of the known elementary particles and the forces that act between them.
And CERN director general Rolf Heuer said: "It's a great day to be a particle physicist.
Dr Tara Shears, an experimental particle physicist at the university,who will be analysing data from the LHC, said: "It's just fantastic.
Particle physicist Dr James Gillies, a spokesman for the LHC, said: "There's nothing to worry about, the LHC is absolutely safe because we have observed nature doing the same things the LHC will do.
So it is with Unlimited Theatre's latest creation, Tangle, where carefully synchronised scenes move effortlessly between a quartet of actors: Malcolm, a private eye; Flora, an American pet groomer; Hamish, a bereaved academic and Jocelyn, a particle physicist.
It may well be, of course, that science may well never gain the knowledge and skill required to truly engineer the soul--that, as University of Delaware particle physicist Stephen Barr writes in First Things, the interaction of various genes that may produce a particular trait is too complex ever to master.
But Professor Peach, an experimental particle physicist at Edinburgh University, says real time travellers will never be able to return to their own time.

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