FYI August 02, 2018


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On This Day

1932 – The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.
The positron or antielectron is the antiparticle or the antimatter counterpart of the electron. The positron has an electric charge of +1 e, a spin of 1/2 (same as electron), and has the same mass as an electron. When a positron collides with an electron, annihilation occurs. If this collision occurs at low energies, it results in the production of two or more gamma ray photons (see electron–positron annihilation).

Positrons may be generated by positron emission radioactive decay (through weak interactions), or by pair production from a sufficiently energetic photon which is interacting with an atom in a material.



Born On This Day

1870 – Marianne Weber, German sociologist and suffragist (d. 1954)
Marianne Weber (born Marianne Schnitger, 2 August 1870 – 12 March 1954) was a German sociologist, women’s rights activist and the wife of Max Weber.





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