Prestigious Discoveries at CERN

1973 Neutral Currents 1983 W & Z Bosons

  • Roger Cashmore
  • Luciano Maiani
  • Jean-Pierre Revol

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-7
  2. Steven Weinberg
    Pages 9-23
  3. Dieter Haidt
    Pages 41-54
  4. Peter Zerwas
    Pages 73-88
  5. John Ellis
    Pages 89-100
  6. Georges Charpak
    Pages 135-145
  7. Luciano Maiani
    Pages 147-155
  8. Roger Cashmore, Luciano Maiani, Jean-Pierre Revol
    Pages 157-180
  9. Sheldon Lee Glashow, Donald H. Perkins, Antonino Pullia
    Pages 181-186
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 187-190

About this book


The discoveries of neutral currents and of the W and Z bosons marked a watershed in the history of CERN. They established the validity of the electroweak theory and convinced physicists of the importance of renormalizable non-Abelian gauge theories of fundamental interactions. The articles collected in this book have been written by distinguished physicists who contributed in a crucial way to these developments. The book provides a historical account of those discoveries and of the construction and testing of the Standard Model. It also contains a discussion of the future of particle physics and gives an updated status of the LHC and its detectors currently being built at CERN. The book addresses those readers interested in particle physics including the educated public.


Accelerator Physics Boson CERN Elementary Particles Neutral Current Particle Detectors Particle Physics Standard Model W-Boson Z-Boson

Editors and affiliations

  • Roger Cashmore
    • 1
  • Luciano Maiani
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Revol
    • 1
  1. 1.CERNGenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05855-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-12779-7
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