For 50 years, scientists had predicted the existence of the particle we now know as Higgs boson, which gives mass to matter.
One crucial tenet is that light behaves simultaneously as a particle and as a wave—which is always a neat fact to toss out there.
In the simplest implementation, there should be a particle known as the Higgs boson, the Higgs particle.
How do these misconceptions about particle physics come about, and what can particle physicists do about them?
Only a particle collider can produce that much energy—the amount needed to produce a viewable Higgs.
Only a few days before he had wished for a particle of that steel that he might test it.
There is but one force in this world and but one particle of matter.
The momentum of a particle is the vector obtained by multiplying the velocity by the mass m.
I have discovered how to disunite that force and that particle.
Every particle on the earth is so oriented that the negative poles point toward the positive center of the earth.
late 14c., "small part or division of a whole, minute portion of matter," from Latin particula "little bit or part, grain, jot," diminutive of pars (genitive partis) "part;" see part (n.). Particle physics attested from 1969. In construction, particle board (1957) is so called because it is made from chips and shavings of wood.
particle par·ti·cle (pär'tĭ-kəl)
A very small piece or part.
An elementary particle.
A subatomic particle.