A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
James Chung

There’s a name for that

10/22/13

James Chung’s son loves learning about muons, positrons and WIMPs. Now he knows there’s a name for that type of science: particle physics.

Dear symmetry,

I just wanted to thank you for a big realization. I’m not a scientist but brought my son to the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting because I can’t answer his questions or help much with his exploration any more. While here, he realized that every article in symmetry matched perfectly with the stuff that he’s been obsessing over, even though that made him the boy from Mars at school when talking about muons, positrons and WIMPs.

Seeing symmetry prompted him to realize that he loves thinking about the nature of matter, and now he realizes there’s a name for that: particle physics.

So… thank you.
James Chung, Glenmont, NY

 

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