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QUANTUM PHYSICS

A is for atom, the smallest particle of an element which we could observe
B is for B Physics, the study of particles containing the *bottom (b) quark, which swerve

C is for colour, a property of quarks and gluons – but colour as we can see, it is NOT
D is for dark matter, a name given to matter with gravity, but luminous  it is not

E is for electrons, along with protons and neutrons, they are the building blocks of atoms 
F is for flavour, leptons have three generations and quarks have six labels, one being bottom

G is for gravitational lensing, the presence of matter which warp space-time – an effect on light-rays wield 
H is for Higgs boson (H): A particle that appears when sufficient energy is imparted to the Higgs Field

I is for IceCube (sic), a proposed extension of the AMANDA experiment which will be 10 times larger
J is for jettison, is to abandon or ditch any experiment which might jeopardise life and try harder

K is for K-Meson, the exotic strange (s) quark, sometimes also known as Kaons
L is for light-year, a measure of distance and not a measure of time, such as aeons

M is for mixing angles, the parameters that quantify how likely this is for flavours to transform
N is for neutron, one of the ingredients of atoms in the nuclei, and having no electric charge, the norm

O is for oscillate, to move back and forth, move to and fro, or to swing - not barge
P is for proton, one of the ingredients of atoms in the nuclei, and having a positive charge

Q is for quark, one of the main ingredients of matter and posses spin and come in six flavours
R is for radiation, which is emissions, energy, waves and rays, and could possibly devour

S is for spin, a number that labels the intrinsic angular momentum of a particle rotating around its axis 
T is for teraflops, a trillion floating point operations per seconds, in physics a measure or basis

U is for Uncertainty Principle: In quantum mechanics, there is an intrinsic uncertainty – a predicament
V is for veto detector, is a detector which is used for eliminating possible false signals in an experiment

W is for weak force, the most common manifestation of this force is beta decay and a proton arise
X is for Planet X, a term used for a planet, its existence about which is being theorised 

Y is for Yahoo Search and other search engines made possible by physics
Z is for Z-boson, a gauge boson with no electric charge and it mediates the current basics

Nobel Prize winner for physics, Marie Curie, was 4 when she taught herself to read and write
Quantum physics is a branch of physics that uses quantum theory to get things just right

* See the About section for a picture of a Bottom Quark

Sponsor	CYNDI MACMILLAN
Contest Name	Z is for ZARIA: An ABC Couplet 

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http://www.interactions.org/cms/?pid=1002289

http://www.livescience.com/28109-big-bang-light-exotic-physics.html?cmpid=514627

http://www.livescience.com/28387-nasa-astrophysics-discovery-ams.html?cmpid=514627

I have no idea what  level of literacy was intended for this contest. It varies from country to country - school to school.... I did these abecedarian poems for FUN :-)

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 3:19:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your creative winning work..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 3:30:00 AM
    So much info on quantum physics, congrats, Su!! Jag

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 10:32:00 PM
    Very well researched and should be a clear winner for the effort and skill, SuZ

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 9:06:00 AM
    I'm absolutely awed by this write. I'd love to know your field. Stunning writing on a subject you're obviously well-versed in. Geez, I'm impressed. A very strong contest entry, Suzette. I'm rooting for you, homegirl. This one is wending its way to my fave file. You make me proud!!!!!

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:44:00 AM
    It must have been a tough job writing this. Seeing your interest in prime numbers and quantum physics, wondering about your connection with these subjects, anyway it is a neat job:) Jag