Steven Weinberg and
Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions

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Steven Weinberg
Courtesy Dr. Steven Weinberg

Steven "Weinberg is a professor of physics and astronomy at UT [The University of Texas] Austin and is founding director of the Theory Group in the College of Natural Sciences. [He is] well known for his development of a field theory that unifies the electromagnetic and weak nuclear forces, and for other major contributions to physics and cosmology …

Weinberg's work has been honored with numerous prizes, including the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 and the National Medal of Science in 1991.

Weinberg is the author of the prize-winning book The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe (which has been translated into 22 foreign languages) as well as Gravitation and Cosmology, The Discovery of Subatomic Particles, Dreams of a Final Theory and The Quantum Theory of Fields. … Weinberg was the recipient of the Scientist as Poet prize from Rockefeller University for "extraordinary achievements in conveying — with passionate clarity — the ideas, history, explanatory power and aesthetic dimensions of fundamental physics." The citation mentioned two of Weinberg's books.

He also has published more than 250 articles on elementary particle physics, cosmology and other subjects …"


Resources with Additional Information

Additional information about Steven Weinberg and his research is available in full-text and on the Web.


Law of Conservation of Muons, DOE Technical Report, February 1961

A Model of Leptons; Physical Review Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 21:1264–1266, November 20, 1967

Physical Processes in a Convergent Theory of the Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions; Physical Review Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 24: 1688–1691, December 13, 1971

Effects of a Neutral Intermediate Boson in Semileptonic Processes; Physical Review D, Vol. 5, Issue 6: 1412–1417, March 15, 1972

Mixing Angle in Renormalizable Theories of Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions; Physical Review D, Vol. 5, Issue 8: 1962–1967, April 15, 1972

General Theory of Broken Local Symmetries; Physical Review D, Vol. 7, Issue 4: 1068–1082, February 15, 1973

Current Algebra and Gauge Theories. I; Physical Review D, Vol. 8, Issue 2: 605–625, July 15, 1973

Conceptual Foundations of the Unified Theory of Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions; Review of Modern Physics, Vol. 52, Issue 3: 515–523, July 1980 (Nobel Lecture)

100 years of elementary particles [Beam Line, vol. 27, issue 1, Spring 1997, DOE Technical Report, April 1997


Additional Web Pages:

Professor Steven Weinberg, Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin

Interview with Steven Weinberg, December 7, 2001,

Viewpoints on String Theory, Interview with Steven Weinberg, PBS

Steven Weinberg 1933 -   , People and Discoveries, PBS

1991 National Medal of Science

Weinberg articles or excerpts from The New York Review of Books
- Can Science Explain Everything? Anything? - May 31, 2001
- A Designer Universe? - October 21, 1999
      Essay by Steven Weinberg Recognized, On Campus, November 2, 2000 - VOL. 27, NO. 22
- Steven Weinberg on Scientific Revolutions, excerpts from "The Revolution That Didn't Happen", October 8, 1998
- Sokal's Hoax - August 8, 1996


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