[ RadSafe ] A brief etymology of particle physics | symmetry magazine

Cary Renquist cary.renquist at ezag.com
Tue May 30 15:54:55 CDT 2017

Not exactly Radiation Safety, but is interesting.
Short summaries of the origins of various particle names -- even has stuff like "ion"
Didn't realize that photon was originally used in vision/perception of light...

A brief etymology of particle physics

Over the years, physicists have given names to the smallest constituents of our universe.
This pantheon of particles has grown alongside progress in physics. Anointing a particle with a name is not just convenient; it marks a leap forward in our understanding of the world around us. 
The etymology of particle physics contains a story that connects these sometimes outlandish names to a lineage of scientific thought and experiment.
So, without further ado, Symmetry presents a detailed guide to the etymology of particles-some we've found and others we have yet to discover.

Here's the full link that is shorted above:

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Cary.renquist at ezag.com

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