Welcome to Elementary Particles! I’m Miriam Schlechte, a sophomore in high school. When I began to be fascinated by complex concepts in science, I wanted to learn more. However, unless I already had a thorough understanding of a plethora of scientific terms, I couldn’t understand a lot. I’m hoping other teenagers can relate to this feeling. For instance, I’m interested in physics, but I can’t even take physics classes in school until I’m a senior. I created this blog so I could learn some of these complicated ideas and share them, but in simpler terms for other teenagers. I feel like I need to add a disclaimer here – I will always do my best to provide factually correct information, but I am not a scientist, nor am I perfect. I will probably make mistakes.

As I was growing up, I remember gazing at the stars and thinking that I wanted to explore what was out there. I’ve always wanted to pursue a career in science, and that’s partially why I created this blog. I’m hoping that exploring different areas of science will help me find the area I am most passionate about. I’m planning to mostly focus on physics for right now because that’s what I’m most interested in, but I can’t promise that won’t change eventually. I’m looking forward to acquiring some more knowledge, and I hope you are too.

If you have any sciency questions or requests for blog posts, feel free to email me at miriam.schlechte@gmail.com. I’ll try my hardest, but I can’t promise I’ll know all the answers.