Discovering the Expected

In the search for subatomic particles, it helps to know what you’re looking for

Illustration: Ellen Weinstein

By Michael Tuts

Let me tell you the tale of two Nobel Prizes — well, almost. The first Prize I want to tell you about was awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen in 1901 for the discovery of X-rays. The details of this discovery are fascinating in their own right, but the…

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