The Nobel Prize in Physics 2004

 

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2004
     
Inside the proton  

Inside the proton

The three quarks within the proton are held together by the powerful force mediated by the gluons, depicted here as coiled springs. As the distance between the quarks increases, so does the force between them.

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