Physicists in this field observe, measure, interpret, explain, and model some
of the most exotic phenomena known to exist, or
theorized to exist, in nature.
The goal of elementary particle physics research is to identify the
blocks of nature (elementary particles) and understand the interactions
that exist between them.
Research in this field directly impacts our understanding of nature small
and large: from sub-nuclear quarks
to black holes.
at the heart of the search for answers to
mysteries such as the origin of the universe
(and its eventual fate), the paucity of
anti-matter in the universe, the origin of
mass, and the distributions of matter
throughout the universe.
To find out more, take the
"Particle Adventure" tour.