• Question: WHAT IS QUARK MADE FROM

    Asked by grew360cup to Valerio, Sreejita, Sam, Kate, Anastasia, Adam on 21 Nov 2019.
    • Photo: Adam Wootton

      Adam Wootton answered on 21 Nov 2019:


      It’s a fundamental particle, which means that it’s not made up of anything. It’s a fundamental building block of everything around us, like an electron or a neutrino.

    • Photo: Sam Lawrence

      Sam Lawrence answered on 22 Nov 2019:


      Just to make things clear, electrons and neutrinos are not made up of quarks. They are part of a separate family of particles known as ‘leptons’. Quarks are indeed fundamental and, as far as we know, cannot be broken down into smaller parts. Quarks make up ‘hadrons’ which are another group of particles. Different combinations of different types of quarks make up each hadron. Protons and neutrons are examples of hadrons.

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