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Particle Physics 613

The Story of Strangelets

Joshua Holden

May 17, 1998


At the moment, the world is not known to be a very strange place. But the possibility of a strange Universe has not been ruled out. This strangeness could occur at many levels, from forming heavier than usual isotopes of common elements, to larger strange `nuggets,' to entire stars composed largely of strange matter. I outline the ways in which strangeness may occur, the possible mechanisms for the formation of strange matter, and current searches for the various forms.

Joshua Holden
Sun May 17 15:37:00 EDT 1998