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particle physics

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Definition of particle physics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of physics that deals with the properties, relationships, and interactions of subatomic particles.
Example sentences
  • In the Standard Model of particle physics, the Higgs mechanism allows the generation of such masses but it cannot predict the actual mass values.
  • The article becomes heavy in places, especially in dealing with particle physics and quantum mechanics.
  • Fifty years is a long time in particle physics - and not just because most subatomic particles only exist for tiny fractions of a second.

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