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About The Elementary Particles Of Physics
Talk given at the CIT 75th anniversary conference, “Scientific Progress and Human Values,” Oct. 25, 1966. An edited version titled “The Elementary Particles of Matter” was printed in "Engineering & Science" (Jan. 1967). Gell-Mann includes mention of quarks, and explains origin of name in Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake". After viewing the original film in May, 1991, Dr. Gell-Mann requested that the following statement be attached to all copies of it: "When I talk about mathematical quarks, what I mean--as explained in articles and other speeches of that year--is quarks that are confined by an infinite barrier inside particles like the neutron or proton. That is exactly the current picture." (May 29, 1991).
Gell-Mann, Murray, 1929-
Oct. 25, 1966
MEDIUM: Film; FORMAT: 16mm; LENGTH: About 1200'; QUANTITY: 1 Reel
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