Quarks in China

Ryan Mitchell

Indiana University


The Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPC) and the accompanying Beijing Spectrometer (BES) Experiments have been a success story for the development of particle physics in China. I will survey a number of their accomplishments: from precision measurements of the tau mass to discoveries of new phenomena in light quark composites to recent breakthroughs in the exploration of charmonium. But I will also try to place the BES Experiments in a broader historical context, by both looking back to their origins and looking forward to the next potential collider experiments in China.