## Measurement of the neutral weak form factors of the proton

We have measured the parity-violating electroweak asymmetry in the elastic scattering of polarized electrons from the proton. The kinematic point [{l_angle}{theta}{sub lab }{r_angle}=12.3{degree} and {l_angle}Q{sup 2}{r_angle}=0.48 (GeV /c){sup 2} ] is chosen to provide sensitivity, at a level that is of theoretical interest, to the strange electric form factor G{sup s}{sub E} . The result, A={minus}14.5{plus_minus}2.2 ppm , is consistent with the electroweak standard model and no additional contributions from strange quarks. In particular, the measurement implies G{sup s}{sub E}+0.39G{sup s}{sub M}=0.023 {plus_minus}0.034(stat){plus_minus}0.022( syst){plus_minus}0.026({delta}G{sup n}{sub E}) , where the last uncertainty arises from the estimated uncertainty in the neutron electricmore »