Saturday, December 4, 2010

Life, the Universe and the Electron

Atoms have been known—at least in a metaphorical sense—since the Classical period, and quarks and leptons are still the "cool, fresh face" of particle physics. But what about the humble electron? Hypothesized even before then, and discovered in 1897, our knowledge of the electron is a little over a century old, and what a century it's been!

This website was a collaborative effort on part of the Science Museum (London, UK) and the Institute of Physics to celebrate the centennial of the discovery of the electron. Lots of cool information that's sure to give you a charge!

Life, the Universe and the Electron

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