Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fermilab Week1

I arrived at Chicago in the evening of March 7th and started my senior project the following day. Though it was my second visit to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, I was still amazed by the unique characteristics the lab reveals. It was the home of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator and was once the center of particle physics research. Continue reading

The Standard Model of elementary particles 1: Matter Particles

Particle physics is a specific subdivision of physics that studies the building blocks of the universe and their properties. Due to the minute size of these elementary particles, physicists rely on powerful particle accelerators to probe the infinitesimal and mysterious realm. Thus particle physics is also known as high-energy physics. Continue reading

The Standard Model of elementary particles 2: Gauge Bosons

There are four fundamental interactions in the universe: gravitational force, electromagnetic force, strong nuclear force and weak nuclear force. Standard Model includes all but gravitational force. These interactions included in the Standard Model are carried out by their corresponding force carriers, or gauge bosons: photons, gluons and W and Z bosons. Continue reading

Music in the Stars – Information Overload – Anne Katherine

Do you ever feel like you’re being dragged under a tidal wave of information with no control over where you’re headed and no sign of air or land?

Me neither.

However, over the past few weeks I have come to discover the joys and the difficulty of lots of help coming my way. Continue reading