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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 and 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).

ID: 1996-00034
Gell-Mann, Murray, 1929-

Creation Oct. 25, 1966

MEDIUM: Video Tape; FORMAT: Beta SP, VHS; LENGTH: About 30 Min; QUANTITY: 1 Each

Topics: Physics

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