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Title: Waiting for the W and the Higgs

The search for the left-handed W± bosons, the proposed quanta of the weak interaction, and the Higgs boson, which spontaneously breaks the symmetry of unification of electromagnetic and weak interactions, has driven elementary-particle physics research from the time that I entered college to the present and has led to many unexpected and exciting discoveries which revolutionized our view of subnuclear physics over that period. In this article I describe how these searches and discoveries have intertwined with my own career.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-113307-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 2102-6459; TRN: US1701568
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
The European Physical Journal. H
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2102-6459
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; Higgs; particle physics; electromagnetic
OSTI Identifier:
1340420