The European Physical Journal H

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 713–726 | Cite as

An early neutrino experiment: how we missed quark substructure in 1963

  • D. H. PerkinsEmail author
Personal recollection


Some 50 years after the event seems to be an appropriate time at which to take a long look back at one of the early neutrino experiments at CERN. This report is principally about a failure in a 1963 bubble chamber experiment to detect substructure in the nucleon, a year before the quark concept was invented by Gell-Mann and Zweig, and some five years before the existence of quarks as real dynamical objects was definitely established in deep inelastic electron scattering experiments at Stanford.


Neutrino Experiment Bubble Chamber Neutrino Beam Neutral Weak Current Bubble Chamber Experiment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Particle Physics and AstrophysicsUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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