posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 04:34 PM
Ok I'd like to state that I love science and technology, I spend a good deal of time reading up on it when I can and my question goes out to any or
all who know (or think they know) about QCD.
As stated in Wiki "Quantum chromodynamics (abbreviated as QCD) is a theory of the strong interaction (color force), a fundamental force
describing the interactions of the quarks and gluons found in hadrons (particles made of quarks or gluons, such as the proton, neutron or pion). It is
the study of the SU(3) Yang–Mills theory of color-charged fermions (the quarks). QCD is a quantum field theory of a special kind called a
non-abelian gauge theory. It is an important part of the Standard Model of particle physics."
I am by no means a scientist or an educated individual however I'm curious if someone with a tolerence for an amature with aspirations of
greatness, could explain in there own words what QCD is and what it achives. I'm at an understanding that David Politzer, Frank Wilczek and David
Gross were awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering this theory, but why what did it do to make the world a better place?
Thanks for you time and please only serious replys