Historical particle physics references for Physics 5110
The followings are mostly wikipedia links and articles which you should find interesting.
Introduction to Particle physics
When you come across interesting links or document please send me the info which I will be happy to share with the rest of the class.
Also, please let me know about any brolen link.
1) Early phylosophical theories
2) Modern but still classical era
3) Emergence of quantum mechanics
4) Things get more complicated
5) The hadron circus comes to town
6) Final touches to the Standard Model
- In 1967, Glashow, Salam and Weinberg, developed the electroweak theory. In which the weak force is mediated by the W+/- and Z0 bosons.
- With the strong force described in terms of gluons, the whole construction constitutes the standard model.
- In 1973, effects of Z boson were detected at the CERN with the Gargamelle bubble chamber.
- In 1983, the W+/- and Z0 bosons were detected in the UA1 and UA2 experiments at the CERN.
- The W+/- couple with leptons and neutrinos within their respective families. They do the same with up-like and down-like quarks mainly within their respective families but they also couple in a way that mixes families as described by the Kobayahi-Maskawa matrix.
- After 1989, high preceision studies of the W+/- and Z0 bosons were carried out at the LEP.
- In 2012 a candidate for the Higgs boson was detected at the CERN LHC.
- The Particle Data Group maintains a database of the properties of all the particles. A usefull summary can be found in their booklet
- In 2015 a pentaquark (a system of five quarks) was observerved at the LHC.
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