The Standard Model of Elementary Particles

Fill in the chart of quarks, leptons, and bosons
Yes, there are particles that have no mass. Some of them move really fast.
Leptons start with e, m, t. The second row is easy once you have the first.
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three generations of matter (fermions)
 
interactions/force carriers (bosons)
 
I
 
II
 
III
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
quarks
 
 
 
 
gauge bosons
 
 
scalar bosons
mass
2.2 MeV/c²                                
 
1.28 GeV/c²                          
 
173.1 GeV/c²                 
 
0                                  
 
124.97 GeV/c²                  
charge
2/3
up
 
2/3
charm
 
2/3
top
 
0
gluon
 
0
Higgs boson
spin
1/2
 
1/2
 
1/2
 
1
 
0
 
 
 
4.7 MeV/c²                                
 
96 MeV/c²                             
 
4.18 GeV/c²                  
 
0                                  
 
 
 
 
-1/3
down
 
-1/3
strange
 
-1/3
bottom
 
0
photon
 
 
 
 
1/2
 
1/2
 
1/2
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
0.511 MeV/c²                            
 
105.66 MeV/c²                        
 
1.7768 GeV/c²                
 
91.19 GeV/c²                   
 
 
 
 
-1
electron
 
-1
muon
 
-1
tau
 
0
Z boson
 
 
 
 
1/2
 
1/2
 
1/2
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
<1.0 eV/c²                                 
 
<0.17 MeV/c²                          
 
<18.2 MeV/c²                  
 
80.39 GeV/c²                   
 
 
 
 
0
electron neutrino
 
0
muon neutrino
 
0
tau neutrino
 
±1
W boson
 
 
 
 
1/2
 
1/2
 
1/2
 
  1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
leptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Level 52
Jul 25, 2018
This is a fantastic quiz! Great work with the chart. Hopefully someday it could be featured.
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Level 79
Jul 25, 2018
Thanks! It's probably too obscure to be featurable. It would likely have the lowest average score.
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Level 62
Mar 16, 2019
sad that this is too obscure :(( i'm so interested in elementary particles that i even made a chart some time ago and memorized them all (i swear i didn't use it on this quiz)
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Level 79
Mar 16, 2019
I've been surprised at the average score on the quiz. It could be that people only take it if they already know the Model, or maybe it's not as obscure as I thought.
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Level 16
May 11, 2020
You use the word "obscure" a lot. But why would someone know such an obscure piece of knowledge? Really, you get mad at people for including racing sausages because it's an "obscure piece of knowledge." yet you call your own quiz obscure. Hypocrite.
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Level 79
May 11, 2020
I have no idea what you're talking about.

I acknowledge that most people are unlikely to know about the Standard Model. There's no rule against making a quiz about obscure knowledge. If you're going for mainstream knowledge, don't include things that are obscure. If you're going for obscure knowledge, don't include things that are mainstream. In other words, an easy quiz shouldn't have one super hard question in it, and a super hard quiz shouldn't have one super easy question in it. Without context, I can only assume that I pointed out an "obscure" question in an otherwise mainstream quiz, and this somehow makes me a hypocrite when I create an entire quiz that only contains obscure knowledge. Whatever I wrote, I'm pretty sure that I wan't mad about it. Written criticism can look like anger, but it's tricky to read emotion in the written word. (That's why they created emojis.) Whatever I wrote probably isn't worth getting upset about. Accept or reject the criticism and move on.

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Level 73
Jun 19, 2020
Can you accept "e-neutrino" "m-neutrino" "t-neutrino" for the corresponding neutrino pairs?
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Level 79
Jun 19, 2020
Sure.
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Level 89
Oct 20, 2020
Fun quiz, nominated. But I would suggest these revisions.
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Level 79
Oct 20, 2020
Haha! The funny thing is that I agree with renaming strange and charm to left and right for consistency with the other names, and I prefer strange and charm bosons to Z and W. I'm also totally on board with losing the Greek letters in favor of N for neutrino and M for muon... except that "Ne" would look like neon. "M" and "Me" aren't used by any elements. As for the other lepton changes, I always thought that it was pretty clean that you only have to remember three leptons, and then add "neutrino" to the name. Arguably easier than remember six different quark names!