Trivia: Answer to Word Origins
Congratulations to James Snyder and Mary Agner who both knew that the quark takes its name from a fanciful term in James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake, with the quote being "Three quarks for Muster Mark!" This term was applied to the particle by Murray Gell-Mann in 1964. Another physicist, George Zweig, developed a similar theory independently that same year and called his fundamental particles "aces." If Zweig's idea had prevailed, the "flavors" of quarks could have been replaced by "suits!"
James and Mary each win a pair of tickets and a large popcorn, both provided by LSC. Showing this weekend:
Fri 7 & 10 p.m. Face/Off in 26-100
Fri 7:30 p.m. The Postman Always Rings Twice in 10-250
Sat 7 p.m. Hamlet in 26-100
Sun 4 & 7 p.m. Face/Off / Hamlet in 26-100
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