Current Status of the Standard Model

  • David J. Griffiths


To the chemist, all matter is composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons. But the first two are not "elementary" – they are composite structures made out of quarks. And there are many other particles, beyond the classical three. What are the "true" elementary particles, how do they interact, and why aren’t we aware of them (except for the electron) in everyday life?
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GRIFFITHS, David J.. Current Status of the Standard Model. Physicæ Proceedings, [S.l.], p. 1, mar. 2012. ISSN 2236-7535. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 26 june 2017. doi: