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July 15, 2020

CATEGORY: Show Me the Physics! Video Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: The Standard Model! by Maria Violaris [refresh]
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Maria Violaris wrote on Aug. 5, 2014 @ 20:48 GMT
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Video URL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgXoMWiPx2E&feature=youtu
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Video Description

A fun cartoon depiction of the particles involved in the Standard Model, with quarks, leptons, their antiparticles and also the force carriers (including the hypothesized but not observed graviton). Each particle/force carrier is shown as a cartoon character and given a brief introduction, and there are animations of some of their roles. The video is primarily aimed at a young audience but should be interesting for anyone new to the Standard Model! It is narrated by the 'Down Quark'who lives in a helium atom. The characters are each colourful and different to aid in distinguishing and remembering them.

Video Creator Bio

I am a 15 year old student interested in physics. I have never formally studied particle physics but am looking forward to it as part of the coming school year's physics AS level course. I also enjoy making animations, and it's been fun to combine physics with something creative!

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Member Antony Garrett Lisi wrote on Sep. 11, 2014 @ 02:48 GMT
This animation is totally adorable. Nicely done. Will want to update it with a Higgs!

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Cristinel Stoica wrote on Sep. 11, 2014 @ 10:22 GMT
Very nice and entertaining! I really enjoyed the cute particles you made! If you have time, I would appreciate if you will watch and rate my videos The puzzle of quantum reality and Can a black hole keep a secret?.

Best regards,

Cristi

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Schatzie Dudee wrote on Sep. 12, 2014 @ 18:58 GMT
That was ADORABLE!! What an awesome job! It is extra incredible that you're only 15 years old! Keep up the good work and we'll be reading about your future discoveries!

If you get a moment, please vote on our 2 short videos:

http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/2167

http://fqxi
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We would really appreciate it. My 12 year old twin daughters loved your video, too!

Schatzie Dudee

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Sep. 26, 2014 @ 21:27 GMT
I enjoyed this, but..

Parts of your video were a little too silly for me. I thought the music was a bit repetitive. And I never imagined photons could look so mean.

But overall; this was a great effort for a young person. It got almost all the important points in, and I imagine other young people will have fun watching it.

You are to be commended.

All the Best,

Jonathan

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