Confusing T-shirt from CERN

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    The leaflet that came with this shirt says "This equation neatly sums up our current understanding of fundamental particles and forces. It represents mathematically what we call the standard model of particle physics. The top line describes the forces: electricity, magnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces. The second line describes how these forces act on the fundamental particles of matter, namely the quarks and leptons. The third line describes how these particles obtain their masses from the Higgs boson, and the fourth line enables the Higgs boson to do the job. Many experiments at CERN and other laboratories have verified the top two lines in detail. One of the primary objectives of the LHC is to see whether the Higgs boson exists and behaves as predicted by the last two lines." It was a great present - fits my chest and goes well over my head

    -delo-, AllOfUsAreLost, martymcfry, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. inkexit 68 months ago | reply

      Where can I buy one of these?

    2. quisnovus 68 months ago | reply

      This shirt was bought on a visit to CERN in Switzerland. I don't know that they are available anywhere else.

    3. Dr.Nax 67 months ago | reply

      haha very good

    4. quisnovus 64 months ago | reply

      This is by far my most viewed photo, yet not judged my 'most interesting' by the flickr software

    5. caylanweisel 57 months ago | reply

      IF anyone can accurately draw the formula up i will print them a shirt and ship it to them.

    6. tasmias 56 months ago | reply

      This is great! My husband went to CERN few weeks back and got this T-shirt. Yesterday I wore it for the first time and puzzled all the engineers and physicists at work! Thanks for putting up the explanation :)

    7. _Madolan_ 55 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the shot-- I bought this t-shirt a couple of days ago but it didn't come with a leaflet. I'm afraid I purchased it on aesthetics alone. I'm gratified to know what I'm wearing around.

    8. slimcharles 42 months ago | reply

      I got one of these at CERN, as well. Totally awesome.

    9. Obdulia Levey 32 months ago | reply

      I do not know how to do about quality clothes,but wearing them really well.carlos gomez jersey

    10. viescf 32 months ago | reply

      do they come in girlie size too? ;)

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