January 25, 2013

The Incredible, Baffling, Shrinking Proton

Geoff Brumfiel, Nature News

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One of the Universe's most common particles has left physicists completely stumped. The proton, a fundamental constituent of the atomic nucleus, seems to be smaller than thought. And despite three years of careful analysis and reanalysis of numerous experiments, nobody can figure out why.

An experiment published today in Science1 only deepens the mystery, says Ingo Sick, a physicist at the University of Basel in Switzerland.

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TAGGED: Particle Physics, Protons, Physics


October 19, 2013
Telling You the Answer Isn't the Answer
Rhett Allain, Wired
This is a story from my class. The course is a physics course designed for elementary education majors. Really, it’s a great course using a great curriculum – Physics and Everyday Thinking. The basic idea is that students... more ››