Who invented quarks?

Answer Murray Gell-Mann, a professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, discovered the quark, a subatomic particle, in 1974. Gell-Mann took its name from a poem in "Finnegans Wake" by J... Read More »

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How many quarks are in a neutron?

A neutron contains three quarks: two "down" quarks and one "up" quark, according to Georgia State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy. Each down quark has a charge of -1/3, while the u... Read More »

How many quarks are there in each neutron?

Each neutron has three quarks: one 'up' quark and two 'down' quarks. Quarks are elementary particles that make up neutrons and protons--the building blocks of matter. There are six types (flavors) ... Read More »

Facts About Quarks?

Quarks are elementary particles, which means no smaller amount of matter is believed to make them up. Quarks are so small that they have never been identified individually; however, all theoretical... Read More »

What Are Quarks and Gluons?

Philosophers of Ancient Greek believed that all things were made of a combination of earth, air, water and fire. Experiments at the beginning of the 20th century showed that matter is built from at... Read More »