Oh wow. Look at this beautiful Standard Model diagram I found today:
Here’s the source: http://astrophysics.pro/particle-physics/standard-model/
I may try to adapt this (possibly with a little less information – don’t need to include the spin, I don’t think) for use in my dissertation. Does anyone *without* a physics background find this picture useful? More or less useful than the one from the post in Part 1?
Also, I’m thinking about re-writing those paragraphs to be less authoritative. By which I mean, to give more of a sense of how up-in-the-air a lot of this information is. I don’t want to get bogged down in a bunch of “as far as we can tell” or “our best model so far is” disclaimers throughout, but I don’t want to give the impression that all of this is a done deal in the same way that, say, Newtonian mechanics is. Suggestions?