The Rise of the Standard Model: Particle Physics in the 1960s and 1970s

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Lillian Hoddeson, Laurie Brown, Max Dresden, Michael Riordan
Cambridge University Press, 1997 - 714 Seiten
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.
 

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19641979
5
Changing Attitudes and the Standard Model
36
Three Years with
57
The Discovery of the Tau Lepton
79
The Discovery of the Upsilon Bottom Quark and B Mesons
101
The Path to Renormalizability
145
Renormalization of Gauge Theories
175
Asymptotic Freedom and the Emergence of
199
Some Sociological Consequences of HighEnergy Physicists
384
Comments on Accelerators Detectors and Laboratories
394
The Early History of HighEnergy Neutrino Physics
411
Gargamelle and the Discovery of Neutral Currents
428
What a Fourth Quark Can
447
Spontaneous Breaking of Symmetry
478
Early Baryon and Meson Spectroscopy Culminating in
525
Quark Models and Quark Phenomenology
542

Quark Confinement
233
On the Early Days of the Renormalization Group
250
The Leap into
285
Development of Large Detectors for CollidingBeam
299
A Users Paradise
339
Science Policy and the Social Structure
364
From the Nonrelativistic Quark Model to QCD and Back
561
From Current Algebra
589
Quarks Color and
625
The Philosopher Problem
634
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