Learning About Particles - 50 Privileged Years

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 8, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 181 pages
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Embedded in an autobiographic framework, this book retraces vividly and in some depth the golden years of particle physics as witnessed by one of the scientists who made seminal contributions to the understanding of what is now known as the Standard Model of particle physics. Well beyond a survey of interest to historians of sciences and researchers in the field, this book is a must for all students and young researchers who have learned about the theoretical and experimental facts that make up the standard model through modern textbooks only. It will provide the interested reader with a first hand account and deeper understanding of the multilayered and sinuous development that finally led to the present architecture of this theory.

 

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Contents

Origins and Education
1
12 The New World
5
13 Higher Education and War
11
14 Graduate School and Fermi
15
Institute for Advanced Study 19481949 Theory
25
Berkeley 19491950 Accelerators
31
Properties of Pi Mesons
41
Strange Particles and Bubble Chambers
59
Neutrinos II
121
82 CDHS
123
83 Nucleon Structure
126
84 Quantitative Confirmation of Scaling Violations Predicted by QCD Theory
129
85 Beam Dump and Tau Neutrino
131
86 Neutrino Masses Neutrino Mixing Neutrino Oscillations
132
Experiments with the LEP e+e Collider
143
Postlude
163

Neutrinos I
83
CP Violation
95

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