The Standard Model of physics is the theory of particles, fields and the fundamental forces that govern them. An illustration of the structure inside an atom.

What is the Standard Model?

The Standard Model of physics is the theory of particles, fields and the fundamental forces that govern them. 

It tells us about how families of elementary particles group together to form larger composite particles, and how one particle can interact with another, and how particles respond to the fundamental forces of nature. It has made successful predictions such as the existence of the Higgs boson, and acts as the cornerstone for theoretical physics.

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