Fundamental Constituents of Matter and Unification of Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions

  • Riazuddin


In this lecture I wish to review some recent developments in particle physics, in particular the prediction and subsequent experimental discovery of a new type of weak interaction, the so-called neutral weak interaction. This interaction resulted as a consequence of unification of weak and electromagnetic interaction by Salam and Weinberg. Also I would discuss how the proliferation of strongly interacting particles, called hadrons, the well-known example of which is proton, has lead us to regard them as composite entities made up of quarks.


Gauge Group Gauge Boson Vector Boson Electromagnetic Interaction Color Singlet 
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  • Riazuddin
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsQuaid-i-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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