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Single Idea 20654

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 4. Standard Model / a. Concept of matter]

Full Idea

We need twelve particles in the master equation of the standard model, but it is necessary to have only four to build a universe (up and down quarks, the electron and the electron neutrino (or lepton). The existence of the others is 'a bit of a mystery'.

Gist of Idea

Only four particles are needed for matter: up and down quark, electron, electron-neutrino


Peter Watson (Convergence [2016], 11 'First Three')

Book Reference

Watson,Peter: 'Convergence' [Simon and Schuster 2016], p.262