FSU HEP Group October 2009
Particle physicists study matter at the very smallest scale, exploring the structure and interactions of the most fundamental particles which make up everything in the universe, from stars to starfish. Particle physics has made incredible progress since the discovery of the electron over one hundred years ago.
See What We do for detailed information about our various research efforts.
The Particle Adventure is an informative website about particle physics.
See information about our public lecture event: Angels and Demons: The Science Revealed (May 28, 2009).
Albert Einstein said:
Through the release of atomic energy, our generation has brought into the world the most revolutionary force since prehistoric man's discovery of fire. This basic force of the universe cannot be fitted into the outmoded concept of narrow nationalisms.
Niels Bohr said:
Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum mechanics cannot possibly have understood it.
Max Born said:
No concealed parameters can be introduced with the help of which the indeterministic description could be transformed into a deterministic one. Hence if a future theory should be deterministic, it cannot be a modification of the present one but must be essentially different.