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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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Some 40 years down the line, the mother of four now is a distinguished particle physicist, whose career has taken her from pioneering work on silicon vertex detectors with microelectronics (DELPHI experiment) to the "fascinating field" of neutrino physics (ICAURS and T2K experiments).
But we could use the help of a particle physicist to help us figure out why this of all things has stayed with me and others haven't.
Imagine a playground designed by a particularly soulful particle physicist.
Pervez Hoodbhoy's credentials as a scientist are attested to not only by the cover blurb, but by the fact that so distinguished a particle physicist as Mohammed Abdus Salam consented to write the foreword to this book.
Mikes background includes key academic, research, and management roles as a leading particle physicist teaching at some of Americas finest universities, former director of DOEs Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Presidential Chair in Physics at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB).
of Warwick word at Clara is a particle physicist with a PhD from Manchester Uni, and specialises in pixel detectors which are our best bet for capturing images, should a beefed up Large Hadron Collider force dark matter, the Greta Garbo of the cosmos, out of hiding.
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.
The particle physicist shot to fame after presenting a series of BBC science shows.
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.
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.

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