Particle zoo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Particle_zoo
Classes of particles:
references:: Particle Classification note:: this article contains mention of symmetries, groups and symmetry groups, and the eightfold way - which is confirmed alluding to the [[noble eightfold path]]
Strongly interacting. Divided into baryons and mesons.
Baryons are fermions (incl. proton, neutron), their decay always produces another baryon, and ultimately a proton.
Mesons are bosons. Mesons can decay without producing other hadrons.
thought:: decay is another word for fields popping free from the others, no longer interacting, producing excitations that ar dis-entangled, ultimately producing single fundamental particles, i.e. excitations in their respective fields, not interacting (not bound up into more complex particles) ![[thought-decay is another word for fields popping free from the others.png]]