anyone who studies physics knows that one of the holy grails right now would be to discover what the smallest particle is. The smallest I have heard of is the quark. There are 3 quarks in each proton that have different charges. Now my question is, how could there possibly be a smallest particle, it seems to defy everything we know. I mean, what would the smallest particle be made out of? It is kind of like the question of whether the universe is infinite or finite. Either way is unfathomable. Hawkings solution is that the universe wraps around itself, but you can't really apply this to particles. Any physics people with some interesting insights?
Tim
Tim