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Science Journal - Élémentaire - No. 4: La couleur des particles


To increase understanding of particle physics from the atom to the discoveries expected at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN


This is number 4 of a series of 8 journals. No.4 was published in Winter 2006. Complete title of journal is "Élémentaire - de l’infiniment petit à l’infiniment grand." Élémentaire ("Elementary") is an outreach journal in French whose eight issues cover the particle physics, from the atom to the discoveries expected at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Each issue contains about 15 recurring articles which present the stakes of the physics of the infinitely small, such as the tools and the methods used to study this physics. The main discoveries in this research field over the years are described as well. All the articles can be downloaded for free from the Élémentaire website while printed versions of the different issues can be purchased online. To contact Élémentaire, please send a mail to For a complete list of subjects contained in Journal No. 4, see below.
Contents -(English translation) No. 4:
Appetizer: Red, Blue, Green - the Quarks
History: The hunt for quarks
Interview: Guido Martinelli
Research Center: Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
Experiment: Dissecting a proton
Detection: Identifying charged particles
Benefits: Proton therapy
Analysis: Particle jets
Accelerators:The development of linear accelerators
Discoveries: The top quark; 20 years of stalking
Theory: QCD, or quark glue
The killer question: Are quarks elementary?
Nuclear energy: Nuclear technologies of the future
The LHC: Alice in quarkland
What Happened: Polonium 210 ;First observation of a single top
Contents (original French) - No.4:
Apéritif: Rouge, bleu, vert : les quarks
Histoire: La chasse aux quarks
Interview: Guido Martinelli
Centre de recherche: Laboratoire National de Brookhaven (BNL)
Expérience: Disséquer un proton
Détection: L’identification des particules chargées
Retombées: La protonthérapie
Analyse: Les jets de particules
Accélérateurs: Le développement des accélérateurs linéaires
Découvertes: Le quark top : vingt ans de traque
Théorie: QCD... ou la colle des quarks
La question qui tue: Les quarks sont-ils élémentaires ?
Énergie nucléaire: Les technologies nuléaires du futur
Le LHC: Alice au pays des quarks
ICPACKOI:Le polonium 210 ; Première observation d’un top célibataire

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