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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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It made sense for us to come to Warwick to study together and then it seemed natural for us both to specialise in particle physics.
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Leighton, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, began his long career at Caltech with groundbreaking work on particle physics.
Wolfgang Pauli did important work on particle physics there.
com/research/38dn6j/aethereal_multiver) has announced the addition of the "Aethereal Multiverse: A New Unifying Theoretical Approach to Cosmology, Particle Physics and Quantum Gravity" book to their offering.

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