The Standard Model of Particle Physics

Tiny particles make up all matter and forces: they are the fundamental building blocks of our universe. Scientists, like Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, use huge machines called particle accelerators to smash particles together and study them.

Click through The Particle Adventure from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to learn more about particles, accelerators, and the questions physicists are still trying to answer.

When you finish learning about particles, take a virtual tour of the world's largest accelerator facility, CERN!