Exchange Bosons of the Weak Interaction and the Higgs Boson

  • Bogdan Povh
  • Klaus Rith
  • Christoph Scholz
  • Frank Zetsche
  • Werner Rodejohann
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


The idea that the weak interaction is mediated by very heavy exchange bosons was confirmed when the W and the Z bosons were detected experimentally and their properties could be measured. The Z0 boson’s properties imply a mixing of the electromagnetic and weak interactions as described by the electroweak unification theory due to Glashow, Salam and Weinberg. Necessary for a consistent description of electromagnetic and weak interactions is a concept called symmetry breaking, related to a new scalar particle. The discovery of this Higgs particle was a spectacular confirmation of the ideas and concepts behind the Standard Model.


Higgs Boson Large Hadron Collider Charged Lepton Compact Muon Solenoid Gluon Fusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bogdan Povh
    • 1
  • Klaus Rith
    • 2
  • Christoph Scholz
    • 3
  • Frank Zetsche
    • 4
  • Werner Rodejohann
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department PhysikUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  3. 3.SAP AGWalldorfGermany
  4. 4.DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbHLangenGermany

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