The Field Guide to Particle Physics

A realistic, pragmatic look at the Standard Model of Particle Physics, and what might remain to be seen.

Show Notes

The rest of season three is still under development! We wanted to improve the clarity before publishing. Sphalerons just aren't easy to talk about! In the mean time, here is the first in a short bonus series about the state and future contemporary particle physics. I hope you enjoy it!

This is an essay that we originally posted on our substack page:

A Bonus Episode for The Field Guide to Particle Physics : Season 3
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What is The Field Guide to Particle Physics?

This is your informal guide to the subatomic ecosystem we’re all immersed in. In this series, we explore the taxa of particle species and how they interact with one another. Our aim is give us all a better foundation for understanding our place in the universe.

The guide starts with a host of different particle species. We’ll talk about their masses, charges and interactions with other particles. We’ll talk about how they are created, how they decay, and what other particles they might be made of.