The Rise of the Standard Model

The Rise of the Standard Model

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Based on a conference held at Stanford University, this book gives the most comprehensive and up-to-date account of an exciting physics revolution--the rise of the Standard Model. The third volume of a series recounting the history of particle physics, this volume focuses on the Standard Model, which explains the microstructure of the world in terms of quarks and leptons and their interactions. Major contributors include Steven Weinberg, Murray Gell-Mann, Michael Redhead, Silvan Schweber, Leon Lederman, and John Heilbron. A collaboration of physicists and historians of science, the wide-ranging articles explore the detailed scientific experiments, the institutional settings in which they took place, and the ways in which the many details of the puzzle fit together to account for the Standard Model.What he did with his consummate mix of science and bureaucratic savvy was just as necessary for the construction of the bubble ... That occasion was celebrated by a aquot;15-Foot Festaquot; at which many of the participants in its construction and operation were able to attend ... 19.5) was the last to be commissioned; it was intended for experiments using protons at the highest energies and the highest intensities.

Title:The Rise of the Standard Model
Author:Lillian Hoddeson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1997-11-13


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