Dr Egle Tomasi-Gustafsson | Dr Simone Pacetti – Probing the Proton: Understanding the Structure of Sub-Atomic Particles

Jul 26, 2023 | physical sciences

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The world around us is made up of atoms, which we can break down into smaller sub-atomic particles. Protons are positively charged sub-atomic particles – made up of three fundamental particles called ‘quarks’. Quarks are one of the building blocks of matter, and different combinations of them make up different sub-atomic particles. The proton has two ‘up’ quarks and one ‘down’ quark, which have different masses and charges. However, when we add up the masses of these three individual quarks, we get a lighter mass than the mass of a proton. So, what else is contributing to the proton’s mass? Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘Interpretation of recent form factor data in terms of an advanced representation of baryons in space and time’, in Physical Review C, doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.106.035203

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For further information, you can connect with Dr Egle Tomasi-Gustafsson at egle.tomasi@cea.fr or Dr Simone Pacetti at simone.pacetti@unipg.it

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