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The Mysteries of the World's Tiniest Bits of Matter

Physicists have known for decades that particles called gluons keep protons and neutrons intact—and thereby hold the universe together. Yet the details of how gluons function remain surprisingly mysterious

By Rolf Ent, Thomas Ullrich and Raju Venugopalan

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