high-energy physics definition

  • noun:
    • the branch of particle physics which studies collisions of particles accelerated to such high energy that brand-new fundamental particles are created along the way. The creation of new particles of quite high energy is necessary to enable the study of the very fundamental relations between forms of matter, to be able to understand the fundamental nature of matter. The high energies also replicate the high-temperature problems at the very first stage of this big bang, permitting generation of some information highly relevant to comprehending the nature and evolution for the universe.
    • the part of physics that researches subatomic particles and their communications

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