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Friday, September 12, 2003
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.
Professor Chris Quigg
[Host: Brad Cox]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
"Envisioning Particles and Interactions"
I will present a new way to envision the particles and interactions: a
pair of interpenetrating tetrahedra that we might call the double
simplex, in homage to the double helix that has just celebrated its
fiftieth anniversary. Any chart or mnemonic device should be an
invitation to narrative and a spur to curiosity, and that is what I
intend for the double simplex. My goal is to represent what we know is
true, what we hope might be true, and what we don't know--in other
terms, to show the connections that are firmly established, those we
believe must be there, and the open issues. I want also to express the
spirit of play, of successive approximations, that animates the way
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