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The image above is a bookmark handed out back around 1997 at an Argonne National Laboratory open house that my wife and I attended. This graphic was produced by the Contemporary Physics Education Project (CPEP)











At about 10-6 second after the Big Bang the universe consisted of a soup of quarks, gluons, electrons and neutrinos. The image above shows the interaction between these elementary particles and matter anti-matter annihilation which forms gluons.



CERN - The World’s Largest Particle Physics Laboratory


Contemporary Physics Education Project (CPEP)


Fermilab - The World’s Second Largest Particle Physics Lab? 

But, hey they found the Top Quark and the Bottom Quark (Upsilon) !!


Note from Dave: I’ve visited Fermilab many times over a six year period of 1995-2001 back when we lived about three miles from the lab. It’s a pretty neat place to visit when they have a open house. About ten years ago they had an open house and my wife and I were actually able to walk in the concrete accelerator tunnels where the beamline is set up. A very rare treat indeed !


I really miss being able to go to Fermilab in my spare time. The Fermilab Art Series  had some great cultural events.


































The image above is a graphic representation of the size of subatomic particles: quarks, gluons, and protons.

Using the 1 millimeter (mm) size of a dew drop as the starting point and working backward the first stop is the water molecule, then on to the proton (where the quarks and gluons reside) which is one billionth of a millimeter and finally the quark is found at the infinitesimal size of one trillionth of a millimeter!


Fermilab Image Source:http://ed.fnal.gov/projects/exhibits/searching/content_1_1_2.html



The United States and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)


Remember all that sci-fi stuff about futuristic technologies—well now there is something that is science fact. Take a look at the Large Hadron Collider that’s being assembled in Switzerland at CERN. A large team from the U.S. built the calorimeter for the CMS detector. The calorimeter will measure the energy of particles produced in collisions at the center of the detector.


The Rise and Fall of the Pentaquark


“Although initial results were encouraging, physicists searching for an exotic five-quark particle now think it probably doesn’t exist. The debate over the pentaquark search shows how science moves forward” - From online version of Symmetry magazine.



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The Standard Model of Physics: Elementary Particles

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Biological remediation of environmental problems using plants





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Xeriscaping, is defined as the use of drought-tolerant plants and other water saving horticultural practices, which dramatically reduces water demand.

Zoology is the biological discipline which involves the study of non human animals.


The word zoology comes from Greek Ζωο, zoo ("animal"), and λογος, -logy ("the study of").


The pronunciation of "zoology" is [zoh-ol-uh-jee], however it is common to hear this word mispronounced as [zu-ol-uh-jee], due to the familiarity of the word "zoo" which is an abbreviation of "zoological garden."

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