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Garry Levman

B. Sc., Mathematics and Physics, University College, University of Toronto (1969)
M. Sc., Physics, University of British Columbia (1970)
Ph. D., Physics, University of Toronto (1977)

A Brief Curriculum Vitae

Experiments in High Energy Physics


My research has centered on understanding the nature of  the particles which make up the known matter
in the universe. The electron, which is found in atoms, the photon, which comprises light, and the neutrino,
which is emitted by radioactive elements such a uranium, have no intrinsic structure  that we know of.
In sharp contrast stand the neutron, proton and pion. The neutron and proton are two varieties of the
same particle -- the nucleon, which forms the building block of the nucleus of atoms.  The pion is the glue
which holds the nucleus together. The nucleon and pion interact with the strongest of forces and have a
very mysterious composition. They are made of quarks, but the quarks do not exist independently of the
of nucleon or pion, and the number of quarks and their configuration are constantly changing.  Large
correlations between quarks result in surprising and intriguing phenomena. The periphery of the pion and
nucleon are very similar, and the nucleon appears to be made of nucleons and pions.  A part contains
the whole; the whole comprises a part!

Practical Experience


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