Comments on: Particles of the Day http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2012/11/20/particles-of-the-day/ Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the world. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:23:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 By: Michael http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2012/11/20/particles-of-the-day/#comment-95168 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:46:50 +0000 http://www.quantumdiaries.org/?p=26930#comment-95168 Good for you, Seth. When I was a student / young postdoc, people read the PDG booklet and were expected to know the mass, spin, and major decays of the common mesons, W, Z, etc. It is interesting especially if you try to understand why some modes are suppressed, or why masses are close or far apart. Maybe it is as fun as reading blogs! 😉

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By: Seth Zenz http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2012/11/20/particles-of-the-day/#comment-95010 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:25:23 +0000 http://www.quantumdiaries.org/?p=26930#comment-95010 Well, they have a full new edition every 2 years. This one was actually based on papers published through January 2012. [ http://pdg.lbl.gov/2012/listings/contents_listings.html ] And I think there are often off-year online updates. So we’ll see the Higgs in there soon enough. :)

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By: Stephen Brooks http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2012/11/20/particles-of-the-day/#comment-95009 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:19:31 +0000 http://www.quantumdiaries.org/?p=26930#comment-95009 Kind of unfortunate this edition was finalised very shortly before the Higgs was discovered!

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By: Sushil http://www.quantumdiaries.org/2012/11/20/particles-of-the-day/#comment-94981 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:45:21 +0000 http://www.quantumdiaries.org/?p=26930#comment-94981 Amazing idea!

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