nounthe standard model
A mathematical description of the elementary particles of matter and the electromagnetic, weak, and strong forces by which they interact.
- ‘We have to two theories that are both extremely successful but mutually incompatible - Einstein's general relativity and the standard model of particle physics.’
- ‘The most familiar, and second strongest, force described in the standard model is electromagnetism.’
- ‘Indeed, at the time this is written, there is only one clear-cut piece of experimental evidence that the standard model is not an exactly correct theory.’
- ‘String theory is ‘large enough’ to include the standard model and includes gravity as a must.’
- ‘We know the standard model of particle physics is not the final word, and quantum theory has yet to be married to gravity - neither is complete without the other.’
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