Cockroft & Walton Experiment


Pair Production

Pair Annihilation

Particle Accelerators

Four Fundamental Forces

Familes of Particles

Quark Model

Fun Stuff!





Aims of this website:

This website presents topics within the Particle Physics subject field, in an appealing manner. It has the following aims:

  • To enable the student to work at their own pace.
  • To provide interactive self-assessment, in the form of a crossword and quiz
  • To provide graphically representation of the concepts within particle physics, to aid in the understanding of the subject.


Objectives of this website:

The objectives of the site are as follows:

  • To stimulate interest in the particle physics subject field.
  • To make the subject more interesting, by using humourous graphics and interactive assessment.
  • To provide the user with the necessary information required to obtain a basic knowledge of what the subject of particle physics is, and what it encompasses.


Target audience:

This website is aimed at Leaving Certificate higher level Physics students. These students would be aged between 16 and 18 years of age.


Use of images:

Images used on 'Homepage' and 'Fun Stuff!' page are taken from: "Expert clipart" CD-ROM

Images used on 'Neutrino', 'Cockroft & Walton Experiement', 'Four Fundamental Forces', 'Quark Model', 'Baryons' and 'Mesons' are all copyright Yvonne Carey, November 2004.

The 'Copyright' animation and the 'Welcome to the World of Particle Physics' banner on the 'Homepage' and this page, were both created using SWISH.

'Pair annihilation' image obtained from:

'Particle accelerator' image obtained from:


Personal Information:

Student name: Louise Boylan

Student ID: 0368768