Historical Overview

  • Otto Nachtmann
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)


The physics of the strong interaction developed in an explosive manner during the seventies. The peak of this development came with the construction of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), which lays claim to being the fundamental theory in this area of physics. In this part of the book we will attempt to trace the historical path which led to QCD. Despite the existence of some impressive comparisons between experimental data and QCD, it should be stressed that this theory is not nearly so well confirmed as, for example, QED.


Quantum Chromodynamics Nuclear Force Charm Quark Historical Overview Nuclear Magneton 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Nachtmann
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

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