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An Interactive Tour of

the Inner Workings of the Atom and the Tools for Discovery.

To Start the Adventure, click on the above image.

The Particle Adventure introduces the theory of fundamental particles and forces, called the Standard Model. It explores the experimental evidence and the reasons physicists want to go beyond this theory. In addition, it provides information on particle decay and a brief history section.

Project credits (in roughly chronological order):
Forerunner project by Andria Erzberger (with Michael Barnett and Helen Quinn)
Colorized by James Quinn
First version by Carolyn Mockett
Major revision by Charles Groom

Sponsored by the Particle Data Group with thanks to the Contemporary Physics Education Project (which produces posters and educational materials).

Copyright 1996 by the Particle Data Group.

We are very pleased to thank the agencies and institutions that have funded our efforts. These include the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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