Let’s have a coffee with the Standard Model of particle physics!
Abstract
The Standard Model of particle physics is one of the most successful theories in physics and describes the fundamental interactions between elementary particles. It is encoded in a compact description, the socalled ‘Lagrangian’, which even fits on tshirts and coffee mugs. This mathematical formulation, however, is complex and only rarely makes it into the physics classroom. Therefore, to support high school teachers in their challenging endeavour of introducing particle physics in the classroom, we provide a qualitative explanation of the terms of the Lagrangian and discuss their interpretation based on associated Feynman diagrams.
 Publication:

Physics Education
 Pub Date:
 May 2017
 DOI:
 10.1088/13616552/aa5b25
 Bibcode:
 2017PhyEd..52c4001W