The Successes and Failures of the Constituent Quark Model

  • H. J. Lipkin
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 104)


As I mentioned in my 1978 Banff lectures1 a nonrelativistic constituent quark model has been remarkably successful in describing many phenomena in hadron physics.1–7 However, there are other areas where the model has been spectacularly unsuccessful.8–10 George Zweig used to say that the quark model11,12 gives an excellent description of half the world.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Lipkin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Argonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  3. 3.Fermi National LaboratoryBataviaUSA

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