Physics at LEP, and the L3 Experiment

  • Harvey Newman
Part of the The Subnuclear Series book series (SUS, volume 25)


Several “generations” of electron-positron, proton-proton and proton-antiproton colliding beam accelerators have been developed over the last twenty years. Each decade has brought a factor of 10 to 100 in the attainable energy. With the increased energy have come a host of major discoveries bearing on the nature of the fundamental constituents and their interactions. Examples are the discovery of the large hadron cross section at the CEA [1], the tau lepton [2] and charmonium intermediate states [3] at DORIS and SPEAR, gluons at PETRA [4], and the W and Z at CERN [5].


Radiative Correction Charge Asymmetry Time Projection Chamber Hadron Calorimeter Radio Frequency Quadrupole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harvey Newman
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  1. 1.High Energy PhysicsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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