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Title: THE DISCOVERY OF THE TAU LEPTON AND THE CHANGES IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS IN 40 YEARS

Abstract

This is a history of my discovery of the tau lepton in the 1970s for which I was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. I have previously described some aspects of the discovery. In 1996 in my collection of papers entitled, ''Reflections on Experimental Science,'' I gave a straightforward account of the experimental method and the physics involved in the discovery as an introduction to the collection. In a 2002 paper written with Mary A. Meyer published in the journal ''Theoria et Historia Scientiarum'' I used the story of the discovery to outline my thoughts on the practice of experimental science. That 2002 paper was written primarily for young women and men who are beginning their lives in science and it was based on a lecture given at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Some of the historical material in this paper has appeared in those two earlier papers.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
826515
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-10150
TRN: US0403393
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 22 Oct 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; LANL; PHYSICS; TAU PARTICLES

Citation Formats

Perl, M. THE DISCOVERY OF THE TAU LEPTON AND THE CHANGES IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS IN 40 YEARS. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/826515.
Perl, M. THE DISCOVERY OF THE TAU LEPTON AND THE CHANGES IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS IN 40 YEARS. United States. doi:10.2172/826515.
Perl, M. Wed . "THE DISCOVERY OF THE TAU LEPTON AND THE CHANGES IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS IN 40 YEARS". United States. doi:10.2172/826515. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/826515.
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