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, Volume 41, Issue 4–5, pp 303–325 | Cite as

Waiting for the W

and the Higgs
  • M. J. TannenbaumEmail author
Personal recollection

Abstract

The search for the left-handed W ± bosons, the proposed quanta of the weak interaction, and the Higgs boson, which spontaneously breaks the symmetry of unification of electromagnetic and weak interactions, has driven elementary-particle physics research from the time that I entered college to the present and has led to many unexpected and exciting discoveries which revolutionized our view of subnuclear physics over that period. In this article I describe how these searches and discoveries have intertwined with my own career.

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