Renormalizable “Deception” Theory of Weak Interactions

  • W. Kummer
Conference paper
Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 8/1971)


We review the very general conditions under which a nonlocal theory of weak interactions with a renormalizable Lagrangian yields the effective V-A-form for the leptons in leptonic and semileptonic matrix elements. The simplest special case is the two-boson exchange model, when both particles have spin zero. After several attempts to elaborate this model so as to avoid qualitative contradictions in the realm of nonleptonic processes by the introduction of several other particles, in its most recent version by Gupta and Patil even less particles are required than in the original box model for leptonic and semileptonic processes. We treat here also the last basic open question, namely the incorporation of the CVC-hypothesis, by the assumption of â product development of the hadronic source-operators in the hadronic part and arrive in this way at a satisfactory solution. It seems unreasonable to go any further in the theory at a moment, when our experimental knowledge about the nonlocal structure of weak interactions is still nonexistent.


Weak Interaction Neutral Current Experimental Knowledge Nonlocal Theory Hadronic Matrix Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Kummer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für HochenergiephysikÖsterreichischen Akademie der WissenschaftenAustria
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnischen HochschuleWienAustria

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