Talk:Particle Physics

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I think it was discussed somewhere that charge was the other way around i.e. electrons were considered positive and there was no concept of "conventional current" *there*, and the positron became the negatron. It might not have been agreed on? And p.s. may I.B. use the names truth and beauty for top and bottom quarks? --22:05, 13 August 2009 (UTC) P.S. is Çucuba the wacky place it is *here* too?

  1. I don't remember the discussion. If it's in the group archives or anywhere you can find it, I'm absolutely fine with the idea. I was going with QAA aside the things I'd absolutely decided on.
  2. I have no problem with truth and beauty over the terms top and bottom -- you could post an interesting story on them, should you like, as to how the names were decided upon.
  3. I couldn't begin to tell you about Çucuba because I didn't know it was wacky *here*. If you'd like to write the article, I wouldn't argue it! BoArthur 22:58, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
It would also be worth double-checking to make sure Fermi came to America. After searching, Quentin suggested a while ago, actually, that he stayed in Italy (Talk:SI). Actually the Papal States, since he was born in Rome. Actually2, if we want to be truly literal, it looks like Fermi's father was from Parma and his mother from Bari in Two Sicilies, so they might have never met at all *there*. Though assuming they did, or some version of Enrico ended up happening anyway, Rome seems as likely as any place. My point is that Quentin once had an Idea about him, which would affect this page as well. Benkarnell 02:30, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Truth and beauty were simply alternative names *here,* and seem far less cold and logical and more cultured like I.B. tends to be?
The suggestion about charge seems to be at SI and Talk:SI too. The name Boson might change to take into account Xrirampur romanisation, and the name "Ace" seems odd given most of the rest is greek? Playing Cards is no help unfortunately, but Wiki gives Assos for the card and Assario for the coin. So might I propose Assarion? And also, they probably have lsf names rather than english as english as not dominated their culture so much e.g. alto, basso, strangulo, charme, ver, belle? --Quentin 20:57, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
The name for Quarks was a choice between Ace (suggested by a Frenchman) and Quarks suggested by an Englishman because of the noises ducks make. So if it was someone else that discovered the Quarks than the two that did it here, I vote we let it stay Aces, because, well, it's different.
As for Boson I hadn't found a reason not to go with it If we want to change it for whatever reason, I have no strong feelings for or against. BoArthur 21:23, 14 August 2009 (UTC)