The Standard Model of Particle Physics
Warm up for this topic by breaking things into small bits.
everything is made of molecules
molecules are made of atoms
atoms are made of electrons and nuclei
nuclei are made of protons and neutrons
protons and neutrons are made of quarks As far as we know electrons and quarks are not made of anything smaller. We call them fundamental particles.
The standard model of particle physics describes how these and the other known fundamental particles quantum mechanically interact with each other.
COSMOS to HUMANITY, Spring 2008
Lecture 2 , slide 17