Physics

Pentaquarks and Tetraquarks Discovered

The Large Hadron Collider collaboration announced significant discoveries this week, but how important are they?

Six of the particles in the Standard Model are quarks (shown in purple). Each of the first three columns forms a generation of matter. Image credit: By MissMJ, Cush — Own work by uploader, PBS NOVA [1], Fermilab, Office of Science, United States Department of Energy, Particle Data Group, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4286964

Three new exotic particles

Three new exotic particles have just been discovered — certainly not something that happens every day.

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James Marinero

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