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Title: Experimental tests of the standard model.

Abstract

The title implies an impossibly broad field, as the Standard Model includes the fermion matter states, as well as the forces and fields of SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1). For practical purposes, I will confine myself to electroweak unification, as discussed in the lectures of M. Herrero. Quarks and mixing were discussed in the lectures of R. Aleksan, and leptons and mixing were discussed in the lectures of K. Nakamura. I will essentially assume universality, that is flavor independence, rather than discussing tests of it. I will not pursue tests of QED beyond noting the consistency and precision of measurements of {alpha}{sub EM} in various processes including the Lamb shift, the anomalous magnetic moment (g-2) of the electron, and the quantum Hall effect. The fantastic precision and agreement of these predictions and measurements is something that convinces people that there may be something to this science enterprise. Also impressive is the success of the ''Universal Fermi Interaction'' description of beta decay processes, or in more modern parlance, weak charged current interactions. With one coupling constant G{sub F}, most precisely determined in muon decay, a huge number of nuclear instabilities are described. The slightly slow rate for neutron beta decay wasmore » one of the initial pieces of evidence for Cabbibo mixing, now generalized so that all charged current decays of any flavor are covered.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
11099
Report Number(s):
ANL-HEP-CP-98-129
TRN: US0104272
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1998 Advanced Study Institute on Techniques and Concepts of High Energy Physics, St. Croix, VI (US), 06/18/1998--06/29/1998; Other Information: PBD: 11 Nov 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; WEAK INTERACTIONS; BETA DECAY; COUPLING CONSTANTS; HALL EFFECT; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS; LAMB SHIFT; MAGNETIC MOMENTS; STANDARD MODEL; WEAK CHARGED CURRENTS; MUONS; CABIBBO ANGLE

Citation Formats

Nodulman, L. Experimental tests of the standard model.. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Nodulman, L. Experimental tests of the standard model.. United States.
Nodulman, L. Wed . "Experimental tests of the standard model.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/11099.
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