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Single Idea 21732

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 4. Standard Model / b. Standard model]

Full Idea

The current model requires 61 particles: three generations of two leptons and two flavours of quark, in three different colours (making 24); the anti-particles of all of these (48); 12 force particles (photon, W1, Z0, 8 gluons), and a Higgs boson.

Gist of Idea

The current standard model requires 61 particles


Jim Baggott (Farewell to Reality: fairytale physics [2013], 6 n)

Book Reference

Baggott,Jim: 'Farewell to Reality: fairytale physics' [Constable 2013], p.136