How Quarks Changed A Life (Science Tattoo Sunday)

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Xue Sun writes, “I’ve attached a photo of some relatively recent ink I got on my waist, done by Nalla at Goose in Brooklyn, NY. It’s a diagram of the bubble chamber event that led to the discovery of the charmed baryon. While I’m actually a neuroscientist and not a physicist, it was learning about quarks in high school that gave me my first ‘Wow! Science!’ moment. When I found this image, I immediately knew I had to have it as a tattoo.”

Some details about the discovery of charmed baryons, plus the original diagram, can be found here.

You can see the rest of the Science Tattoo Emporium here and in Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.