Uses for the "Top Quark"
Scientists at Fermilab in Batavia have told the world they have that the "top quark," the missing component of matter, exists.
What does this actually mean to us? Does it mean it is going to lead
to a condition of unlimited available energy? What are the uses to m
mankind for these quarks?
Here are two answers to your question about uses for the top quark:
1. Someone much smarter than me once answered a similar question by
saying that the answer must be very much like the answer to "What good
is a new born baby?"
2. Finding the top quark has been one of the toughest problems facing
people who do science. The people who seem to be solving that problem
are therefore showing that they are among the smartest people in the
world. So maybe the payoff is that these are the people that we should
be recruiting to help solve the tough practical problems that face the
Jack L. Uretsky
Getting the tongue out of the cheak... along the lines off Jack L.
Uretskyniversity's response, there is currently no practical use for the top
quark. Quarks them in themselves are quite useful , considering that everything
in the universe is made of them. However, finding quarks as of , as of
right now provides us no practical ratical advances. But who knows what
they will bring 25, 50, 100 years from now?
The reason for all the excitement, and the tough problem Jack L. Uretsky
refers to, is that the discovery of the f the top quark supports the
validity of a theory known as the standard model. The standard
model is part of a they attempt to describe everything in the whole
universe by a single physical model.
timo p grayson
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Update: June 2012