1964 Quark

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Murray Gell-Mann, George Zweig physics


Quark matter

Three quarks for Muster Mark!

Quarks could have been “kworks,” and “quarks” could have been “quarts.” Credit is due to the wordplay of James Joyce in Finnegans Wake and to Murray Gell-Mann for making the association.

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