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The Discovery of Quarks

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Science  29 May 1992:
Vol. 256, Issue 5061, pp. 1287-1293
DOI: 10.1126/science.256.5061.1287

Abstract

Quarks are widely recognized today as being among the elementary particles of which matter is composed. The key evidence for their existence came from a series of inelastic electron-nucleon scattering experiments conducted between 1967 and 1973 at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Other theoretical and experimental advances of the 1970s confirmed this discovery, leading to the present standard model of elementary particle physics.

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