• From two mesons and (V-A) weak currents to the standard model of quark and lepton interactions

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      Meson; pion; muon; neutrino; quark; lepton; colour and flavour; global and gauge symmetries; Abelian and non-Abelian groups; quantum chromodynamics (QCD); quark condensate; spontaneous symmetry breaking; (pseudo) Goldstone-boson; weak current; universal (

    • Abstract


      This retrospective paper traces the conceptual evolution of two theories in which the author was involved—the two-meson theory (with H A Bethe) in 1947 and the universal (V-A) theory of weak interactions (with E C G Sudarshan) in 1957—into the present-day standard model of particle interactions. Part 1 is entitled ‘From the pion to QCD and pseudo-Goldstone bosons” and Part 2 “From the muon and neutrino to QFD and chiral anomalies’.

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      R E Marshak1

      1. Department of Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia - 24061, USA
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