Re: rishons

Dan Clemmensen (
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 22:07:48 -0400

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 10:53 AM 6/24/98 +0200, Anders wrote:
> >some time. I have an old issue of SciAm where an article suggests that
> >quarks are made up of 'rishons' in two flavors.
> The lovely thing about the rishon model was that it effortlessly unified
> quarks and leptons. By-passed by superstring theory, I guess, but I've
> never seen it debunked.
> Damien Broderick

Altavista +rishon +quark finds:

This is a really neat "Alternate view" column from Analog,
which gives a really good and easily-readable overview of
quark substructure theories. It includes rishons, and it
retells the "turtes all the way down" Dyson story, and it
discusses particles whose constituents are heavier than the
particles themselves.