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Single Idea 21142

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 3. Chromodynamics / b. Quarks]

Full Idea

Classifying hadrons according to charge, strangeness and spin revealed patterns of eight and ten particles (SU(3) symmetery). The mathematics then showed that these are built from a basic group of only three members.

Gist of Idea

Classifying hadrons revealed two symmetry patterns, produced by three basic elements


New Scientist writers (Why the Universe Exists [2017], 01)

Book Reference

New Scientist writers: 'Why the Universe Exists' [John Murray 2017], p.14