Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Standard Model Explained - Briefly

The Telegraph has this "cheat sheet" for the public. It is a very, VERY, brief description (I wouldn't call it an explanation) of the Standard Model.

It isn't a bad description. It is just that, as with other news item for the public, it appeals to the short-attention-span crowd who only likes sound bites. There's A LOT missing here, which are the details. But who cares about the details, right?



Anonymous said...

Although I agree that a better explanation should be avaliable in this case, to some people this snippet of information is "deep enough" into physics.
To quote XKCD's Randall Munroe, there are some things "which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors"

just my 2c ;)

ZapperZ said...

Hahahahah! I love that quote, so I will shamelessly use it from now on!