Force-Particles and Matter-Particles

  • Ugo Amaldi


The CERN control centre resembles those of space missions: a huge room with scores of desks and monitors, small ones on consoles and large ones mounted on walls, displaying real time images, data and plots representing the operation of the various machines. The building is immersed in green foliage on a small road, Route André Lagarrigue. This French physicist is unknown to the general public, but he was at the origin of the first major CERN discovery, so-called ‘neutral currents’, which opened the way to unification of forces.


Large Hadron Collider Electric Charge Electromagnetic Force Neutral Current Strong Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ugo Amaldi
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  1. 1.CERN Europ. Organization for Nuclear ResearchGeneva 23Switzerland

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