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Particle Physics

  1. Dan Green

Published Online: 15 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap311.pub2

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

How to Cite

Green, D. 2009. Particle Physics. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. 169–198.

Author Information

  1. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2009


The field of particle physics is described. Present knowledge is synthesized in the “Standard Model”. Experimental facilities at accelerators and elsewhere are described with an emphasis on the newest collider, the LHC. Future facilities and experiments are discussed at the conclusion.


  • dark matter;
  • particle physics;
  • hadron;
  • bosons;
  • Higgs particle