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Exotic New Forms of Subatomic Matter

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

8771 Lansdowne Road

Richmond, BC V6X 3V8

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The Department of Physics at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) present:

Exotic New Forms of Subatomic Matter

A Lecture by Professor Randy Lewis, Department of Physics and Astronomy, York University

Abstract: Our everyday world is made of protons, neutrons and electrons. The electron appears to be a fundamental particle, but protons and neutrons are each built from 3 quarks. Throughout the second half of the 20th century, scientists discovered and categorized hundreds of other particles that are also made of either 2 or 3 quarks. Now, 21st century experiments are finding subatomic particles that do not fit the pattern. Are they 4-quark objects, 5-quark objects, or something else? This talk will review what is known about quarks, why the new particles are puzzling, and what researchers are doing to solve the mysteries.

Talk at 7pm, doors 6:30pm

For more info visit kpu.ca/caplecture

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