Status and Perspectives of the Standard Model



As described in the preceding chapters, the SU(3)c × SU(2)L × U(1)Y local gauge theory of strong and electroweak interactions accommodates all known elementary particles and incorporates the proven symmetries and successes of quantum electrodynamics, the Fermi-Feynman-Gell-Mann V — A theory of weak interaction and the quark model. Despite intense experimental scrutiny, the theory has not yet displayed any signs of disagreement or inconsistency. The list of the predictions that are successfully tested is impressive; particularly noteworthy are the demonstrations of the existence and the properties of the neutral currents, of the W± and Z0 gauge bosons, and of the τ lepton, the charm, bottom and top quarks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversité LavalSte-FoyCanada
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes EnergiesUniversités Paris VI et VIIParis Cedex 05France

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